Cyber Security and Crime Prevention
We live in a digital society. We log on, plug in, and power up at home, work, and school. With so much of our personal and professional lives online, we must be vigilant about cyber security. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Significantly, October is also National Crime Prevention Month. The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Sheriffs’ Association, is again Celebrating Safe Communities (CSC). This exciting initiative is designed to help local law enforcement agencies and their community partners kick off celebrations during Crime Prevention Month. CSC is designed to spotlight communities’ crime prevention efforts, enhance public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruit year-round support for ongoing prevention activities that help keep neighborhoods safe from crime and prepared for any emergency.
As we think of ways to build safer communities, we cannot forget the importance of cyber security. The Internet is a global community and potential criminals from around the world can access personal information and compromise digital assets. The best way to protect our families, our businesses, and our communities is by raising awareness and empowering users.
Cyber security and crime prevention are our shared responsibilities. Please join us in our efforts to protect communities by promoting awareness.