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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.

NCSAM 2017

Themes for 2017 have been announced!

  • Week 1: October 2-6 – Theme: Simple Steps to Online Safety
  • Week 2: October 9-13 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business
  •  Week 3: October 16-20 – Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet
  • Week 4: October 23-27 – Theme: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
  • Week 5: October 30-31 – Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Plans for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 are already underway. Check this website in the coming months for more details and specific ways to get involved. Check out the NCSAM Resources page to see content from previous Awareness Months, including one pagers, blog posts, presidential proclamations, and more. 

NCSAM 2016 in Review

NCSAM 2016 by the Numbers. 151 one million #CyberAware twitter chat impressions, reached 350 total +18 new parternes joined the campaign during October, 85 campaign partners participated in NCSAM, 1,239 new subscribers to the Friends Newsletter, 43,451 total web hits to DHS NCSAM and STC pages. 11,365  #ChatSTC mentions during #CyberAware twitter chats, 4,900+ stop think connect materials distributed.

Get Involved

We ask that everyone participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Below are simple ways to get started now. Continue to check back regularly for more information and details.

Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit

The Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit provides resources to help you stay safe online and host your own cyber event. Materials include ready-made cyber presentations, tip cards, and more.

Find all the cyber materials in the Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit here.

Past NCSAM Resources

Find NCSAM resources from years past including the 2016 NCSAM one pager and the NCSAM Weekly Tip Cards featuring the top cyber tips to keep you safe online.

Last Published Date: May 23, 2017

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