October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). But it’s not just a “national” campaign these days. Cybersecurity is a global threat and as an individual, it is essential you realize the part you can play in greater cybersecurity awareness for yourself and your peers.
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Whether or not you work in cybersecurity, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a great time to start promoting online safety awareness.
Every October when NCSAM rolls around, we at Global Knowledge find it is an opportune time to do our part as an NCSAM Champion to spread the word about cybersecurity. Every day headlines seem to feature the latest and greatest security breach (I’m looking at you Equifax!), which affect more and more Americans. As a result, it gets easier to get people not usually interested in online safety to take notice.
October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), which was created as a government and industry-driven effort to ensure resources are available to all for staying safe and secure online. NCSAM is celebrating 11 years of reaching consumers, small and medium-size businesses, corporations, educational institutes and young people through cybersecurity education.
In the United States, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Started in 2004, the event spotlights educating the population on cybersecurity threats and the importance of staying safe online. It’s a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.