October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Since 2004, October has been recognized as "National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), National Cyber Security Awareness Month encourages vigilance and protection by all computer users.

With cyber attacks being a constant and growing threat, we would like to take a moment to encourage those with a loved one in the military to follow operational security (OPSEC). You may not know it, but you play a crucial role in ensuring your loved one's safety just by what you know of the military's day-to-day operations. You can protect your loved ones by protecting the information that you know.

As the name suggests, OPSEC protects U.S. military operations -- planned, in progress, and completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise to allow the military can accomplish the mission at hand more quickly and with less risk to American personnel. Enemies of freedom want this information, and they are not just after the military member to get it, they are also after family members and loved ones.

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