KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 21, 2019
By Jennifer Miko
This Thursday, October 24, is Cyber Safety Outreach Day. Locally, the Katy ISD Police Department will host an important program to educate the community on essential safety precautions and potential online threats to children.
The Katy ISD Police Department has partnered with Crime Stoppers and four other local school district police departments to host this first city-wide event. In Katy, the event will be held Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex, 6301 South Stadium Lane.
Goal of the Event
At the event, Crime Stoppers of Houston and local law enforcement aim to empower parents, guardians, family and the community with valuable information about cybersecurity so they can be safe and secure online.
The program will cover important topics:
Cyber safety trends
Potential dangers such as predatory activity and inappropriate exposures
Popular apps and games
Recommended monitoring tools
Laws as they relate to cyber safety
Note: the presentation in Katy is NOT suitable for children.
For more information and an event brochure click here.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify that you are attending the Katy location event.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) promotes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) to stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.
Protecting Your Home and Business
The message of NCSAM 2019 is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” Their goal is to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. They offer resources for individuals to assure they’re safer and more secure online.
Download the NCSAM 2019 Toolkit for tips from protecting your information from
stronger password protocol, to being more aware of cyber dangers like phishing schemes.