This October is the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and we hope you’ll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all month long. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is making it easy to support NCSAM by providing materials for each week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Week 3 of NCSAM 2016 addresses Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime. The week will focus on the different types of online crime and offer steps consumers and businesses can take to better protect themselves. Check out this Week 3 infographic on cybercrime and share on social media using the hashtag #CyberAware
Social Media ResourcesJoin @STOPTHNKCONNECT’s Twitter chat on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. EDT/noon PDT to discuss recognizing and combating cybercrime. Use #ChatSTC to join!
Download 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 recognize week 3 of NCSAM (or create your own). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CyberAware!Week 3 of #CyberAware Month focuses on recognizing and combating #cybercrime in our connected world. Learn more:
- Cybercrime takes on many forms. Protect yourself and others by being #CyberAware this NCSAM. http://ncsam.info/13o8jKO
- Fighting #cybercrime requires a collaboration of law enforcement, government agencies, private sector and general public. #CyberAware
- IdentityTheft.gov is a one-stop resource for reporting and recovering from #IDtheft. Spread the word during #CyberAware Month!
- Fight #cybercrime during #CyberAware Month by reporting scams using @BBB_US’ scam tracker: https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/
- Be #CyberAware! Not sure where to report a #cybercrime? The @FBI IC3 accepts #Internet #crime complaints at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.
- Increased interconnectivity brings increased risk of #cybercrime. Learn what @cyber is doing to combat it: https://www.dhs.gov/topic/combating-cyber-crime#CyberAware
- One of the best ways to learn how to prevent #cybercrime is to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: https://stopthinkconnect.org/ #CyberAware
- If you’re the victim of cybercrime, you need to know what to do and respond quickly. Learn how this #CyberAware Month: http://ncsam.info/27QRTZD
- Your local law enforcement agency has an obligation to assist you with a #cybercrime. Report it! #CyberAware
- [email protected] provides help with identity theft cases and has excellent #CyberAware resources! http://www.idtheftcenter.org/
- Be sure to document any #cyberbullying and/or #harassment, including relevant dates & times. #CyberAwareReport #cyberbullying or harassment to appropriate authorities. Your local #police & @FBI branch are good starting points. #CyberAware
Be A Part of Something Big
Become a NCSAM Champion: Join more than 1,150 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 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 500 organizations in promoting the global online safety awareness and education campaign – by registering your organization as a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ partner.
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hollywood, CA
Monday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. (PDT)
The Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
The National Cyber Security Alliance is hosting an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.
- Featured Guests: Sen. Ben Allen (CA-26), California State Senate; Steve McFarland, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Frederick J. Simon, special agent, FBI, Los Angeles Division Joint Regional Intelligence Center; Ben Raju, deputy district director, U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance
This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.
NCSAM Week 3 Keystone Event
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (PDT)
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Los Angeles, CA
The City and County of Los Angeles are hosting a keystone event as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Week 3; panel discussions will address recognizing and combating cybercrime as a community and cybersecurity for small businesses. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.