October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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
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 4-5 Weekend
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
October11-12 Weekend
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 18-19 Weekend
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 25-26 Weekend
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 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:

For more information on how to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year, visit Stop.Think.Connect.



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