National Cyber Security Awareness Month Is Only A Month Away!
The countdown to National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016 has begun, with October 1 marking the start of the 13th annual event. This far-reaching initiative, co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), helps provide all digital citizens with the tools they need to be safer, more secure and better able to protect their personal information online. The overall theme for the month is “Our Shared Responsibility,” highlighting the role each individual and organization must play in promoting a safer internet.
NCSA and DHS encourage their partners and companies of all sizes to take steps this October to protect themselves and the larger digital community. The 2016 NCSAM Champions – organizations that have officially joined on to support the month – are bolstering the greater effort by spreading the word about online safety at home, at work and in the community, and participating in NCSAM programs and events.
A core message used during the month and throughout the year is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the internet. STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is a global online safety awareness and education campaign with hundreds of international partner organizations. STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ was co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group and is implemented via a partner program of more than 420 organizations that integrate the campaign into their education and awareness efforts and share the message in their communities. It’s easy (and free) to sign up as a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ partner;learn more here.
Source: National Cyber Security Alliance, Staysafeonline.org | Release | September 1, 2016
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