OCTOBER: National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month, observed in October, was started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The initiative raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, reaching out to all Americans, public and private sector partners, and the international community about cyber threats.
This year, NCSAM will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.
To learn more and also plan how to make it easy for you and your organization, regardless of size or industry, to engage and promote the core theme and critical messages leading up to and throughout October NCSAM has published a comprehensive 2019 Toolkit. Use the guide and the resources below to help you engage your stakeholders and promote positive, lasting cybersecurity habits.
See below for hand-outs with key take-aways from our panelists: