2016 marks the 13th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
In 2004, under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, National Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created. Following a proclimation from The President of United States, October became the official month to celebrate NCSAM. Today, it has grown exponentially, reaching corporations, consumers, businesses, educational institutions and young people across the nation and beyond.
During the month, the Department and NCSA reaches out to individuals to provide them with tips and to raise awareness about cybersecurity.
Weekly Themes 2016
Basic steps to online safety and security
Creating a culture of cybersecurity in the
Recognizing and combating cybercrime
Continuously connected lives, what is your
October 31: A single day focusing on Critical Infrastructure / Industrial Control Systems.
|Get Smart About Ransomware: Protect Yourself
and Your Organization
Oct 20, 2016 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT
Support NCSAM by attending Security Innovation's free live webinar, which will discuss what ransomware is and how it affects you, real-world examples of ransomware attacks and what we've learned from them, what to do if you or your organization becomes a ransomware victim and how you can avoid ransomware threats to protect yourself and your organization.
|NSA Day of Cyber: Fully-Funded Cyber Career Exploration Platform for Parents, Students and Educators
Virtual (Web Platform)
Oct 1 - 31, 2016
The NSA Day of Cyber is an interactive web platform and cyber career exploration resource sponsored by the National Security Agency and powered by LifeJourney. This national initiative is designed to raise awareness of and the "national IQ" for STEM and cyber education paths. There is no cost for students to participate, and the resource is available throughout National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). To take advantage of this valuable resource, register here.
|#ChatSTC Twitter Chat:
Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life
Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
Every day, we connect to the internet in ways we might not even realize– the Internet of Things (IoT) connects you to everything and everyone, and uses your data to help you manage your life. Rapidly advancing technology is making lives easier and unlocking potential for the future, but it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ This Twitter chat will discuss how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow. Use #ChatSTC to join!
|Campaign Backgroud: Stop.Think.Connect||Smartphone Security Checker||Undergraduate Student Tip Card|
|SANS.org OUCH! Security Awareness Newsletter||Social Media Guide||Stop.Think.Connect. NCSAM Undergrad Student