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.
|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
|Post a NCSAM message on social media to announce the start of NCSAM month – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Add a NCSAM auto signature to your emails
|Send an email to colleagues/constituents announcing NCSAM
|Host a virtual cybersecurity event
|Post a NCSAM blog
|Become a Friend of the Campaign
|Start an online discussion by posting a cybersecurity question on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Share a link to a cybersecurity video on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Include cybersecurity information in public remarks such as a speech, intercom announcement, or staff gathering
|Submit a cybersecurity story for a newsletter
|Share a message about the importance of a strong password on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Highlight the topic of cyber careers
|Email a cybersecurity tip to your network
|Host a poster contest with cybersecurity as the theme
|Post a cybersecurity fact or figure on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Challenge your followers on social media to become a Friend of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign – include #NCSAM @cyber
|Provide a link on your organization’s website to current news story about the importance of cybersecurity
|Host a cybersecurity-related event
|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
|Host a cybersecurity discussion on social media – include #NCSAM @cyber
|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.