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Ocober 25, 2016• Page 6 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Weekly Column: October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month By Sen. Mike Rounds The Internet is a platform on which many of us live our daily lives. Some of us share personal thoughts and photos on social media, we send emails to communicate with our families, colleagues and friends, and we even manage our bank accounts and financial transactions online. Some of us put our credit card information, home addresses, passwords and even social security numbers online. While technology has made our lives easier and more convenient, it also poses a serious threat as hackers increasingly find ways to access this information. In 2015 alone, nearly half of U.S. adults had their personal information exposed by hackers. With all the sensitive information we put online, it is important to always remain mindful of the possibility that a computer hacker may target you and attempt to compromise your online accounts and personal information. Hackers will target vulnerable accounts. They don’t care if it’s a government server, a personal computer or smartphone or a server from a big corporation. The federal government experienced a massive cyber breach in 2015 that compromised the personal information of nearly 22 million federal employees. The Department of Homeland Security has dubbed the month of October “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” to encourage Americans to protect online accounts from harmful cyber-attacks. There are a few tips we can use to protect ourselves from a cyber hack. First, it’s important to use strong passwords and avoid using the same password for multiple websites and online accounts. Make sure to lock your smartphone and computer when you’re not Goldenrods for Your Gardens and Bouquets Column by Rhoda Burrows, Professor & SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist In late summer and fall, goldenrods brighten up landscapes with cheerful bright yellow accents. m There are approximately 120 goldenrod species, known botanically and in many parts of the world as Solidago spp.; most are native using them. If you receive a suspicious email, do not open any links or attachments that it may contain and delete the to North America. All but one species have the bright yellow flowers, and they can range in size from a few inches to more message immediately. You should also be cautious if you than 6-feet tall! get a phone call or email from someone claiming to be a As is evident in many pastures and uncultivated areas, our friend, family member or IRS representative asking for you native goldenrod species tolerate heat, drought, and cold, to wire them money. Lastly, avoid accessing online bankand can lend their beauty to low-maintenance landscapes ing accounts or other sensitive accounts on public Wi-Fi or as well as summer and fall flower beds. Most will appreciate from a public computer, as hackers can more easily access full sun. Europeans have long admired and used goldenrods your information when you’re on a public network that is in landscaping (although a few species, including Solidago not secure. gigantea, became aggressive weeds there). In the United Protecting our personal accounts from a cyber-attack States their blooms were mostly overlooked or unappreciis important, but we also must recognize the significant ated. However, goldenrods are the state flowers of Nebraska effects of a cyber-attack on our national infrastructure. An and Kentucky, and the state wildflower of South Carolina. attack on our air traffic control towers, our dam systems, Goldenrods can quite easily hybridize across species - a charelectrical grid or the New York Stock Exchange, for examacteristic that can make botanical identification difficult, but ple, could result in a national security crisis. It could also has aided ornamental plant breeders. In recent years, many beautiful cultivars have been develdramatically impact our economy if we lose confidence in oped, and are less likely to spread where they aren't wanted. our financial institutions’ ability to transact business in a Not all are hardy for South Dakota, but among those that are secure manner. In the Senate, I continue to work on cyber policy to make sure attacks like that are prevented, and that there are a good selection of sizes and shapes to choose from. Florists have also come to appreciate goldenrod's contribubad actors face consequences if they perpetrate such an tion to their cut flower bouquets, and numerous cultivars attack. have been developed specifically for that use. During the month of October, I encourage all South Pollinator plant that's good for birds too Dakotans to take extra steps to protect themselves online. Goldenrod flowers are insect pollinated, and provide necNational Cyber Security Awareness Month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the damage that can be caused tar for a number of desirable insects, including monarch butterflies, honeybees and native bees. Chickadees and finches by a cyber-attack and do everything we can to prevent it feed on their seed. The stems may be infected by a small from happening. We can’t stop all attacks from happening, fly that causes quite large galls, but do little damage to the but we can take measures to help protect ourselves from plant, and the fly larvae provide food for overwintering birds. cyber criminals that wish to do us harm. Goldenrods have been used for tea and medicines by Native Americans and others, for ailments ranging from skin sores, diarrhea and respiratory to urinary and kidney disorders. The flowers can also be used for a yellow dye. While it was once thought that goldenrod were a major cause of hay fever, we now know that the pollen is too large and sticky to be carried far by the wind, and hay fever is caused by other plants blooming at the same time, particularly ragweed. So we can enjoy the flowers in our gardens and bouquets without fear! 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