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2017 marks the 14th 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 2017

Week 1

October 02-06
STOP.THINK.CONNECT: Simple
Steps to Online Safety

Week 2

October 09-13
Cybersecurity in the Workplace is
Everyone's Business

Week 3

October 16-20
Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's
Internet

Week 4

October 23-27
The Internet wants YOU!
Consider a career in Cybersecurity

*October 31: A single day focusing on Critical Infrastructure / Industrial Control Systems.

 


 

Upcoming Events

STOP. THINK. CONNECT
Simple Steps to Online Safety


Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility, and it’s critical for any internet user to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 1 of NCSAM 2017 – will address the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these threats and teach you what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime. Use #ChatSTC to join!

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is
Everyone's Business


Thursday, Oct. 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cybersecurity is an essential shared responsibility among leadership and all employees. Every organization needs a plan for employee education, training and awareness that emphasizes risk management, resistance and resilience. This Twitter chat will showcase how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience. Use #ChatSTC to join!

Today’s Predictions for
Tomorrow’s Internet


Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m

Smart cities, connected healthcare devices, digitized records and smart cars and homes have become our new reality. Always-on technology, while it makes our lives more convenient and unlocks potential for the future, is fueled by our personal information, which presents security and privacy concerns for both consumers and businesses. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 3 of NCSAM – will highlight the growing Internet of Things and discuss how to use cutting-edge technology in safer and more secure ways. Use #ChatSTC to join!
Protecting Critical  Infrastructure
From Cyber Threats


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

As NCSAM comes to a close, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds, the importance of protecting and securing our critical infrastructure – our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, power grids and more – and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats. 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
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