October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is a collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its public and private partners — including the National Cyber Security Alliance — to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. This year’s theme, “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.,” encourages individuals and organizations to take proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity and protect their part of cyberspace.
CISA encourages individuals and organizations to review the NCSAM 2020 page for ways to participate in and promote NCSAM.
NCSAM emphasizes “If You Connect It, Protect It.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA will focus on the following areas in our promotions and outreach:
- October 1 and 2: Official NCSAM Kick-off
- Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It
- Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work
- Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
- Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices
Use NCSAM’s hashtag #BeCyberSmart before and during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.
Learn about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 by following @StaySafeOnline & @CISAgov www.staysafeonline.org & cisa.gov/ncsam #BeCyberSmart
This month, we are raising awareness about the importance of #cybersecurity and sharing information to help everyone be safer and more secure online. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart #CybersecurityAwarenessMonthWe all have a role to play in ensuring our interconnected world is safer and more resilient for everyone. Empower your friends, colleagues and family to #BeCyberSmart#BeCyberSmart Tip: If you connect it, protect it. Outsmart cyberthreats by regularly updating your software.Any device that connects to the internet is vulnerable to risks. The best defense is to keep device software, web browsers, and operating systems up to date. #BeCyberSmart by turning on auto-updates.Every new internet-connected device is another entry point for a cyber criminal. If you connect it, protect it. Know what steps you need to take to secure all internet-connected devices at work and home. #BeCyberSmart
Visit cisa.gov/ncsam to learn more.
We will also examine how people and infrastructure can adapt to the continuous evolution of Internet-connected devices moving forward. It is not only necessary to safeguard our personal devices, but all the devices we interact with. No matter what the future brings, everyone needs to be to do their part and #BeCyberSmart to ensure the safety of cyberspace.
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