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NEWS | Oct. 18, 2016

Making cyber security a cultural norm

By Senior Airman Derrik Florkiewich 628th Air Base Wing Cybersecurity Office

Making cyber security a cultural norm follows the same path as learning about societal cultural norms. We learn acceptable society norms at a young age and, as circumstances change, society’s culture evolves.  By being aware of situational information security awareness, people can become instinctive about cyber security. Once cyber security is instinctive, it becomes an inherent part of the culture.  Good cyber security starts at home and the web offers numerous resources to assist families in making cyber security a priority:

·         ConnectSafely.org – Provides basic guidelines for teens and parents about cyberbullying, sexting, social networking and more.

·         GetGameSmart.com – Provides information and resources to help families make smart choices about what they play, browse and watch.

·         OnGuardOnline.gov – The FTC’s main consumer-facing page to educate everyone on staying safe and secure on line.

·         WebWiseKids.org – A unique organization offering fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases.

 Remember, cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.