2020 marks the 17th year that people around the country come together to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM continues to bring awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, which is even more critical today with a majority of us working from home.
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.
- Are there any hot topics related to cybersecurity that have you fired up? Check out these blogs for some inspiration!
- 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.
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 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 CISA Resources to communicate 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!