MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making sure everyone knows about all the threats that come with all of the benefits of using the internet. The theme for this year’s month is “Do your part. Be cyber smart,” stressing the importance of taking proactive steps to keep your information safe.
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“We’re in an internet interconnected world, we’re not going back,” said Terry McGraw, a retired Army colonel, a cybersecurity expert, and president of PC Matic Federal, who believes the general public is not aware enough of some of the internet’s biggest threats.
“We’re just not doing it well enough,” McGraw said of public awareness, “and as a consequence, we’re falling victim to criminals that we shouldn’t be.”
According to McGraw, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened new doors for cyber security threats.
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