National CyberSecurity Awareness Month – October 2019

National CyberSecurity Awareness Month


Realizing the full potential of our ever-evolving digital lives can only happen when a culture of cybersecurity and privacy is the foundation of:

  • Free-flowing content
  • Multiple methods and platforms for communication
  • Trustworthy commerce
  • Widely available and highly reliable connectivity

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.

Under the overarching theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’, the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is focused on encouraging personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices and digital privacy. It is also focused on drawing attention to careers in cybersecurity.

NCSAM 2019 will address the following online safety messages and identify opportunities for behavioral change:

Own IT.

  • Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
  • Update Privacy Settings
  • Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications

Secure IT.

  • Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
  • Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
  • Shop Safe Online
  • Play Hard To Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish

Protect IT.

  • If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
  • Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
  • If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe



Common CyberSecurity Misconceptions for Small and Medium-sized Organizations


Common CyberSecurity Misconceptions for Small and Medium-sized Organizations
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It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work


Infographic: "It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work"
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