NCSAM

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Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility.

Everyone can make a difference during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Whether you have a minute, an hour or a day – or all month long – check out ways you can participate and support NCSAM on social media, at home, at work or school and in the community. 

On Social Media
  • Follow the National Cyber Security Alliance on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn to receive the latest online safety news and resources.

  • Replace your profile picture or Facebook cover photo with the NCSAM logo for October. Download social media icons here

  • Post online safety tips and reminders about National Cyber Security Awareness Month on your social networks. Use the hashtag #CyberAware on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and other social media sites.

  • Download and share our sample social media posts leading up to and throughout the month on social media – download and share them all or customize them to your needs and interests!
     
  • Join our Twitter chats! @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosts weekly #ChatSTC Twitter chats during NCSAM, corresponding to the month’s themes. Check the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ website for more information about these and other upcoming Twitter chats. 
     
  • Blog about cybersecurity in October. Choose a topic that appeals to you or highlight one of the NCSAM themes. 

At Home

At Work and School

  • Post a NCSAM banner on your company or school’s external or internal website. Download NCSAM web banners here. You can link to the NCSAM “About” page to provide more info.
     
  • Send an email to colleagues, employees, customers and/or your school community about NCSAM. Highlight one or more of the themes and/or our shared responsibility to secure the internet. You can use information from the NCSAM “About” page in the email. 

  • Hold a brown bag lunch for employees to discuss your company’s IT security and acceptable use policies. Find talking points for employees here
     
  • Incorporate STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ tips into employee or student handbooks and newsletters

  • Host an employee training on cybersecurity. Check out ESET’s free cybersecurity awareness training as a great resource. 

  • Host a poster/video contest for students in which participants create informative online safety resources. Display the winning entries at school or share them with your community.

  • Lock down your login: strengthen your company's email and online accounts by adding extra layers of security beyond a username and password. 

  • Review Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations ReportBy knowing today’s threats, you can better protect your organization tomorrow.
In the Community