By Craig Brophy @CraigBrophy
The month of October has officially been deemed National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Ten years ago the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance got together and began this commendable online security awareness initiative. Why? Well, according to the Department of Homeland Security the NCSAM is seen as an opportunity to engage with businesses and the general public to create a ‘safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.’ This is something that resonates with the team here at IOActive.
The 10th anniversary of NCSAM looks ahead at the cyber security challenges for the next ten years. So, over the next few days and weeks we will be publishing some short blog posts from our researchers and consultants to show our support for this good cause.
The first round of posts – given that this week is slated to highlight the ‘cyber workforce and the next generation of cyber leaders’ – will be from our international research team giving insight into how they got into the world of cyber security. From getting their first computers, their studies through to what they enjoy most about security and why.
If anything, we hope these posts will help encourage our young generation to pick up their pens and their computers and explore the realm of cyber security.
So keep an eye out for these posts over the coming days. And if you have any questions or comments relating to the blog posts, please feel free to let us know. We welcome the discussion.