The Internet is essential in our daily lives, and there is a collective effort needed to protect it. October is the twelfth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the theme for the month is “Our Shared Responsibility.”
We all play a role in making the Internet more secure for everyone.
Margo Kelly’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning novel, WHO R U REALLY?, is about a thirteen-year-old girl who falls in love with a guy online; however, when he comes for her, he is not the person she thought he was.
A reviewer on Goodreads commented, “This was one of the best online predator books I've ever read. … This is the first one I've read where the predator actually takes the time to "groom" Thea, and her slow release of information actually makes sense, as horrifying as that is.”
Margo takes Internet safety very seriously, and she has spoken with many groups—both young and old—about the importance of online security, not only because she wrote a novel about it, but also because she lived through it when her own daughter was nearly abducted by an online predator.
NCSAM 2015 is set to take on the digital safety challenges facing most people today with actionable advice and relevant resources. Each week will focus on a unique theme designed to raise awareness across a range of topics:
Week 1: October 1-2 Five Years of STOP.THINK.CONNECT: Best Practices for All Digital Citizens
Week 2: October 5-9 Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work
Week 3: October 13-16 Connected Communities and Families: Staying Protected While We Are Always Connected
Week 4: October 19-23 Your Evolving Digital Life (Internet of Things)
Week 5: October 26-30 Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals
If you are interested in having Margo Kelly come and speak to your group about #CyberSecurity “Our Shared Responsibility” email her at margokelly1 @ outlook . com (without the spaces) for more information.