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Published: 6/10/2024

Cyber360 June - Building a Secure Digital Community

by Training & Awareness Team

In our interconnected world, the digital safety of our communities—spanning from online social networks to neighborhood interactions—is more crucial than ever.

In our interconnected world, the digital safety of our communities—spanning from online social networks to neighborhood interactions—is more crucial than ever. Ensuring that these spaces are secure not only protects individuals but also preserves the integrity and trust within these communal networks.

Social Media Privacy & Security
Social media platforms are central to community engagement. It is essential for community members to understand how to manage privacy settings effectively, recognize the signs of compromised accounts, and secure their personal information. Educating the community on these practices can prevent cyber threats and foster a safer online environment.

Mobile Device Security
With mobile devices being a primary gateway to social media and community apps, securing these devices is paramount. Communities should promote the use of security apps and the importance of regular updates to protect against vulnerabilities.

Doorbell Cameras
Integrating doorbell cameras in neighborhoods can enhance security by providing real-time surveillance and recording capabilities. These devices can be linked to smartphone apps, allowing residents to monitor their home surroundings remotely. Community guidelines on the responsible use of these cameras can help maintain privacy while enhancing security.

Engagement in Digital Community Platforms
Digital community platforms, such as social media groups, online forums, gaming communities, and educational networks, are integral to modern social interactions. Ensuring robust cybersecurity across these platforms is crucial to protect sensitive information and maintain user trust.

  • Gaming Communities: Due to their susceptibility to cyber threats, these communities need heightened awareness of security practices, including the use of strong passwords and the activation of security features on gaming platforms.
  • Religious and Political Groups: These sensitive forums require encrypted communications and rigorous security measures to safeguard against unauthorized access.
  • Educational Platforms: Schools must prioritize cybersecurity to protect both educational content and personal data, ensuring systems are regularly updated and staff and students are trained in cyber safety.

Remember to join us at the CyberWorks event on October 15th! This event will be a fantastic opportunity for families to learn more about cybersecurity, engage with experts, and discover the latest trends and strategies to keep their digital homes safe. Slack Channel #cyberworks2024

About the publisher:

The Training and Awareness Team works to build a more resilient and knowledgeable cybersecurity workforce at CMS by connecting people to helpful information and training opportunities.