We all know the internet is a part of our day to day life. We use the Internet at work, home, for entertainment, and for social engagements.
However, there are risks involved to our security which is only increasing. These risks include fraud, theft, social pressure abuse. No one, is immune to these threats.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month ( NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness
It’s not only your responsibility to keep the Internet safe, its a Shared Responsibility we all must be responsible for.
If you would like to participate here are a list of things you can do.
|October 1||Upload the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) banner on your organization’s homepage with a link to www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month|
|October 2||Post a NCSAM message on social media to announce the start of NCSAM month – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 3||Add a NCSAM auto signature to your emails|
|October 6||Send an email to colleagues/constituents announcing NCSAM|
|October 7||Host a virtual cybersecurity event|
|October 8||Post a NCSAM blog|
|October 9||Become a Friend of the Campaign|
|October 10||Start an online discussion by posting a cybersecurity question on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 13||Columbus Day|
|October 14||Share a link to a cybersecurity video on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 15||Include cybersecurity information in public remarks such as a speech, intercom announcement, or staff gathering|
|October 16||Submit a cybersecurity story for a newsletter|
|October 17||Share a message about the importance of a strong password on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 20||Highlight the topic of cyber careers|
|October 21||Email a cybersecurity tip to your network|
|October 22||Host a poster contest with cybersecurity as the theme|
|October 23||Post a cybersecurity fact or figure on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 24||Challenge your followers on social media to become a Friend of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 27||Provide a link on your organization’s website to current news story about the importance of cybersecurity|
|October 28||Host a cybersecurity-related event|
|October 29||Sign up for the US-CERT alert system at http://www.us-cert.gov to receive alerts with timely information about current security issues and vulnerabilities|
|October 30||Host a cybersecurity discussion on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber|
|October 31||Become a Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign partner and keep your cybersecurity and safety efforts going throughout the year|
For tips and resources you can use and share throughout the year, visit the DHS Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit and find resources for the following demographics:
- Students K-8, 9-12, and Undergraduate
- Parents and Educators
- Young Professionals
- Older Americans
- Small Business
- Law Enforcement
For more information on how to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year, visit Stop.Think.Connect.