2018 marks the 15th year that people around the country come together to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. NCSAM has always been recognized during the month of October – and here we are!
NCSAM has a simple mission that will yield a big impact: providing resources for every American to help them learn about internet safety. This takes place in a variety of ways such as blog posts, advice found on social media, newsletters, the Stop. Think. Connect. ™ Campaign and much more. So, how can you get involved?
While you’re on social media
- Follow a variety of profiles on different social media platforms to receive the latest and greatest cybersecurity news. Here are a few to get you started – and be sure to follow us, too!
- Contribute to the advice and content that’s being posted by sharing or posting it yourself.
- Change your profile photo! During the month of October, you’ll see a lot of profiles using NCSAM logos to spread cybersecurity awareness.
- Are there any hot topics related to cybersecurity that have you fired up? Write a blog post about it!
- If you don’t consider yourself much of a writer but you want to help share the wealth of advice, use content that’s already crafted for you. From there on out, it’s just a simple copy and paste.
When you’re at home
Just talk about it. While you’re at home with family and friends, host a discussion and help one another learn more about online safety and the risks if you aren’t careful. If you’re feeling stuck, here are a few topic ideas.
- Think. Connect. ™ has a large variety of tip sheets that you can print and hang up! This is a great way for you and your family to learn more about cybersecurity and internet safety.
- Sign up for a cybersecurity newsletter, or a few while you’re at it.
Even at work and at school
- The same way you can print out tip-sheets for your home, you can download and print NCSAM posters to hang up at work and at school.
- Using the logos listed above, you can find a place to display a NCSAM banner or logo on your website.
- Chat about cybersecurity over lunch with your peers and colleagues; there is sure to be great discussion.
- If you don’t have time to have a conversation about NCSAM over lunch, try sending an email instead with all of the important information you’ve learned.
- Consider learning more about cybersecurity and what it means for your company by attending some form of training – perhaps one of the Secure360 events!
Getting involved for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is easier than ever because this wide variety of resources are available in a moment’s notice. Now that you’ve got plenty of direction and a full toolbox of ideas – how are you going to get involved? Tell us in the comments below!