thinkCSC has joined organizations around the country as a NCSAM champion.
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.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the federal lead for NCSAM and other national-level cybersecurity awareness issues, including the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign, throughout the year. CISA co-leads NCSAM activities, messaging, and events with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Protecting against cyber threats is a critical challenge for organizations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. Every October for the last 16 years, NCSA and CISA have sponsored National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help individuals and businesses become more cyber aware and vigilant in protecting themselves from cyber threats. As a NCSAM champion, thinkCSC is proud to do our part to encourage all Americans to take proactive steps that enable lasting, positive cybersecurity behavior change at home and at work.
NCSAM highlights the importance of empowering citizens, businesses, government, and schools to improve their cybersecurity preparedness. It reminds us that being more secure online is a shared responsibility and creating a safer cyber environment requires engagement from the entire American community.
This year, NCSAM 2019’s theme is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. emphasizes proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity practices, which is focused on encouraging personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices, digital privacy and draw attention to careers in cybersecurity.
- Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
- Update Privacy Settings
- Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
- 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
- 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
Becoming more cybersecure is a collective effort, and we’re proud to do our part as a NCSAM champion. We invite you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as we share tips and guidelines throughout the month on best practices.
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