As part of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy , the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has pledged to join the fight against cybercrime and officially declared October to be Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber security is the practice of protecting information technology (IT) assets and electronic information from threats and attacks. Cybercrime is on the rise worldwide. Government employees are increasingly using technology to perform their jobs, so it is important to be diligent in our daily activities. Government employees can reduce the cyber threat to Government’s information and infrastructure by following just a few key practices:
Make it your priority to learn more about cyber security to understand the role you need to play in cyber security; you will find direction on Government’s Information Protection issues, including cyber security and email phishing.
Also, visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Cyber Safe” ” public awareness campaign for general information on protecting against cybercrime.
Please do your part to protect against cyber threats by adhering to the three simple rules above, and keep government information and infrastructure safe and secure.
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