Oct. 31 is the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has online safety materials that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community
The NCSAM theme for Oct. 31 is Building Resilience in Critical Systems. The internet underlies nearly every aspect of our everyday lives and helps form our critical infrastructure, which keeps crucial systems like electricity, transportation and communications up and running. It’s important to protect this vast network and properly secure the systems that connect to the internet. This last day of October will emphasize the importance of critical infrastructure and highlight the roles the public can play in keeping it secure; we will also begin the transition to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month, which starts Nov. 1.
Get Involved on Social Media
#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
Thursday, Nov. 3
3:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. PDT
As NCSAM comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month begins in November. In this #ChatSTC, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Use #ChatSTC to joinDownload and share our NCSAM memes on social media. (You can even share them with the posts below!)
Share these sample posts on social media to mark the end of October and transition into CISR Month. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CyberAware!
- Oct. 31 emphasizes the importance of critical infrastructure & highlights the roles the public can play in keeping it #secure. #CyberAware
- The #internet underlies nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, keeping crucial systems like electricity, transportation & communications up & running. #CyberAware
- The #internet underlies nearly every aspect of our lives, keeping crucial systems like electricity & transport up & running. #CyberAware
- [email protected] leads the national effort in providing guidance to keep critical infrastructure safe & #secure: https://www.dhs.gov/topic/critical-infrastructure-security#CyberAware
- November is Critical Infrastructure #Security & Resilience Month! Learn more: https://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-resilience-month #CyberAware
Oct. 31 is the Last Chance to Be a Part of Something Big
Become a NCSAM Champion: Join more than 1,200 organizations and individuals and register yourself and/or your organization as a Champion to take action in support of NCSAM. Champions receive a toolkit of materials they can use to spread awareness all year round about online safety and security. It’s free and easy to sign up!
Support the 6th anniversary of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – and join more than 530 organizations in promoting the global online safety awareness and education campaign – by registering your organization as a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ partner.
NCSAM Keystone Event – Washington, D.C.
Monday, Oct. 31
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
In observance of NCSAM, the George Washington University’s (GW’s) Division of Information Technology is hosting a keystone event to educate the community on the importance of cybersecurity and discuss public-private partnerships toward critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity careers, scholarships and community programs. The event will feature remarks from representatives of GW, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cisco, Tripwire and NCSA. Learn more and RSVP here. The event will also be streamed on the NCSA Facebook page.
Other NCSA and partner events can be found here.