The National PTA and Symantec partner for National Cyber Security Awareness Month
By Tess Hetzel | Corporate Responsibility Manager
This article was originally posted here in the National PTA's magazine.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort to raise awareness and provide education on ways to be safer online at work, at home, at school, and all of the places in between.
Staying cyber safe and keeping information secure at work and at home
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Tetra Tech is proud to be a cybersecurity champion and support this important online safety and education initiative. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our employees and customers is vital to our operations. We invite you to #BeCyberSmart today and every day by joining us throughout October as we share proactive ways to stay safe online to protect yourself, your business, and your family.
As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness month, join Symantec and partners The Identity Theft Resource Center and Infolock for our final webinar. Whether you are connecting to networks or collecting customer/consumer data, protection is needed. This group of speakers will help familiarize you on how to check your systems and how to keep others’ data safe. Topics will include:
Symantec invites you to join us as well as TechSoup and the Michigan Small Business Development Center for a discussion on how to apply added layers of security to your devices and online accounts. The changes in technology are not slowing, with all of the changes cybercriminals are adapting to become more sophisticated. Better protect your personal info with available security features on your own devices. We will focus on small businesses and nonprofits and the topics will include:
Cyber warrior Avneet Hall reduces cyber threats while smashing glass ceilings
By Avneet Hall, Symantec Cyber Career Connection Graduate
One of the first things I heard as I began my career in cybersecurity was, “Cyber is not for you because you’re a mom.” I was also told, “You’ll never see your kids.” As a first time mother of a six-week old baby, I had doubts about starting my cyber career. But, I thought about all of the women and mothers who are doctors, surgeons, and military commanders and decided, if they can do those jobs, I’m sure I can do this one.
4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
By Tess Hetzel, Corporate Responsibility Manager
Living in Washington, D.C., “advocacy” is a word I hear every single day. Being a good corporate citizen means engaging with public policy, as local, state, and federal laws affect our employees, partners, and customers. Many of our stakeholders care not only about Symantec’s commitment to and track record on issues like climate change and diversity, but also about how we’re speaking out on these issues and mobilizing action.
Start October strong with Symantec and NCSAM partners, the National PTA, Connect Safely and the National Cyber Security Alliance, to learn how to protect the devices you use day to day. Understanding how to protect your most significant personal information is crucial in this world of constant connection. We will focus on elements of home and family and the topics will include:
Nonprofits need cybersecurity tools as much as for-profit businesses do, and Symantec is helping to provide them.
By Calvin Hennick
Like organizations in every industry, nonprofits have valuable data they need to protect. In addition to employee payroll and donor data, nonprofits store and manage information as diverse as HIV treatment records, notes from drug counseling sessions, and the addresses and phone numbers of victims of domestic violence.