Community-Based Organizations

How you can support NCSAM

Community-based organizations are trusted sources of information about a variety of issues of concern to their members. Although cybersecurity may not be central to your mission, it’s important that you know how to keep your staff, your volunteers and the people you serve safe and secure online.

A great place to start is by participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held each October. Whether you are able to show your support for just one day or every day in October, consider the following ways you can make a difference to raise cybersecurity awareness.

What you can do…

…in one minute:

  • Promote NCSAM on social networks. Find social media profile icons and daily NCSAM messages to share on your social media platforms.

…in one hour:

  • Show your organization’s cybersecurity leadership by becoming a NCSAM Champion. It’s free and simple to sign up.  

…in one day:

  • Write an article for your organization’s newsletter, incorporating tips from the global cybersecurity awareness campaign, STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™

…all month long:

  • Work with your IT provider and staff to develop a contingency plan in the event of a data breach. 

…all year round:

  • Make sure that your organization is taking adequate steps to protect any personal information you have about employees, volunteers or the people you serve. Distribute STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ tips to guide the discussion.