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97 CS educates Olustee Public Schools on cybersecurity

97th Communications Squadron educates local community on cybersecurity.

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Dotson and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dylan Rehbock, cyber-technicians assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron (CS), educate a group of students at the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, about cybersecurity on October 29, 2020. Since cyberattacks are always possible, the 97th CS recommends all Airmen to keep in mind these practices to help counteract cyber threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

97th Communications Squadron educates local community on cybersecurity.

Students from the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, ask questions to Airmen from the 97th Communications Squadron (CS) during a presentation on cybersecurity on October 29, 2020. During their visit to the school, the 97th CS explained the importance of cyber awareness and security to the 1st through 12th grade students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

97th Communications Squadron educates local community on cybersecurity.

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Dotson and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dylan Rehbock, cyber-technicians assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron (CS), educate a group of students at the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, about cybersecurity on October 29, 2020. In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 97th CS visited the Olustee Public School to share best practises when interacting online and on social media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

97th Communications Squadron educates local community on cybersecurity.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dylan Rehbock, a cyber-technician assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron (CS), hands a ball to a student at the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, on October, 29, 2020. The 97th CS plans to visit other local schools, like Olustee, to help educate students on the importance of cybersecurity in their daily lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

To help educate the local community on the importance of cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 97th Communications Squadron at Altus Air Force Base visited the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, on October 29, 2020.

During their visit to the school U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Dotson and Senior Airman Dylan Rehbock, cyber-technicians assigned to the 97th CS, showed 1st through 12th grade students examples on how to create a secure password for social media sites.

Their presentation focused on protecting personal information while online through securing social media accounts and changing personal passwords every few months. The 97th CS stressed the importance of keeping oneself and others safe online by following these simple steps.

Since cyberattacks are always possible, the 97th CS recommends all Airmen to keep in mind these practices to help counteract cyber threats.

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