Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
NCSAM 2019 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.
Understand your digital profile.
Internet-based devices are present in every aspect
of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go.
Constant connection provides opportunities for
innovation and modernization, but also presents
opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats
that can compromise your most important personal
information. Understand the devices and applications
you use every day to help keep you and your
information safe and secure.
Secure your digital profile.
Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal
information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods
are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves.
Protect against cyber threats by learning about security
features available on the equipment and software you
use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices –
like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your
Maintain your digital profile.
Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a
digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To
protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you
must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile.
Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings
to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.
Prepare to #BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019! Make sure that every day you are #CyberSmart. Check out how you can get involved throughout October by visiting www.dhs.gov/ncsam