Departments Urge Best Practices as Part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month


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To recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and the Department of Technical Services have partnered share best practices for cybersecurity. The public awareness campaign, coined “Talbot Secure”, will run on Talbot County Emergency Service’s social media in October.

Founded in 2004 by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to enhance cybersecurity awareness, encourage actions by the public to reduce online risk, and generate discussion on cyber threats on a national and global scale.

“We can all build a safer, more trusted digital world by learning simple steps to stay safe online at home, work, and school,” said Director of Technical Services, Tommy Haddaway. “There are many ways to stay safe and secure online, but following the basics can make a huge difference.”

CISA recommends the following four easy steps: use strong passwords and password managers, turn on multifactor authentication, recognize and report phishing, and update software regularly.

“Throughout the month of October, we’ll be sharing more detailed steps to guide residents to stay #TalbotSecure on the internet,” said Brian LeCates, Director of Emergency Services. “We encourage everyone to follow the DES Facebook page for posts on best practices, and share the posts with friends, family, and the community to share the word.”

Individuals can also follow and use the hashtag #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth and #SecureOurWorld on social media throughout the month.  More information and additional best practices can also be found at

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