​Cabarrus joins the national movement to raise awareness of cyber security


Oct. 18 -- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cabarrus County’s Information Technology Services Department would like to invite you to join a technological movement to protect our rights and share in our responsibilities as internet users.

The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility. “Our Shared Responsibility” is the theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013.

No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.


Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.

Watch this video to see what Billy and his friends learned about cyber security--the hard way.




Click here to download tip sheets, infographics, studies and other materials to use for your own outreach efforts. Topics include safety and security tips on-the-go, botnets, victims of cybercrime, mobile cyber safety, internet safety and security tips for parents, and STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

For more information or to become involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance website,

Content on this page was taken from the National Cyber Security Awareness Month website,