Stay safer online: October is National Cyber Security Month

October is National Cyber Security Month and Microsoft is teaming up once again with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help increase awareness about Internet security issues. The goal of our online materials is to help you educate yourself, your families, your friends, your students, your employees, or your community.

To help protect your computer, follow these steps:

·         Turn on your Internet firewall.

·         Keep all your software current (including your Web browser) with automatic updating.

·         Install and maintain antivirus software and antispyware software, such as Microsoft Security Essentials 

·         Only install software from a company that you trust. Watch out for fake antivirus or antispyware software.


For more information, see Stay safer online for National Cyber Security Month or visit the NCSA Web site.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »