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This October marks the 12th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security spend the month promoting cybersecurity best practices and offering training exercises. The National Cybersecurity Institute is participating in its own way this year. Every week, NCI will have a different activity, podcast and webinar based on the various aspects of cybersecurity. There are plenty of exciting events planned, so take a look at what lies ahead for NSCAM 2015.
Week 1 is finally here, and the activity is Security Sudoku. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 9, NCI will have seven Sudoku puzzles for participants to solve. Does this sound too easy for you? The National Cybersecurity Institute has a surprise twist. While normal Sudoku puzzles are solved by using the numbers 1 through 9, the cybersecurity themed puzzles will requires participants to use the nine letters from the word “Authorize” to complete it. Each day there will be a new puzzle available, and the solution to the previous day’s challenge will be released. Check NCI’s website for more details.
This week’s podcasts, which will be covered in depth in a separate article, will focus on People, Process, and Technology; Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability; Authentication; Layered Security; Social Engineering; Backups; and Encryption.
NCI will also release a case study called “Social Engineering and Insider Threats,” both topics that are extremely important in the currently cybersecurity landscape.
To read more about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, check of the National Cybersecurity Institute’s article on the topic. For more information about a career in cybersecurity, visit NCI’s website today.