October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity to our nation, President Obama has designated this October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month NSCAM.  NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber-incident.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), invites your organization to participate in NCSAM this October. NCSAM 2015 will include a series of events across the country hosted by governments, businesses, nonprofits, and academic organizations to raise cybersecurity awareness and increase the nation’s resiliency in the event of a cyber-incident.  NCSAM themes have been developed for each of the five weeks in October.  Weekly themes focus on an aspect of cybersecurity and the reality of our constantly connected lives, as follows:

  • Week 1 (Oct 1-2) General Cybersecurity Awareness: Celebrating 5 Years of Stop.Think.Connect.™
  • Week 2 (Oct 5-9) Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work
  • Week 3 (Oct 12-16) Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected
  • Week 4 (Oct 19-23) Your Evolving Digital Life
  • Week 5 (Oct 26-30) Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

More information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month is available in the attachment: Attachment – DHS NCSAM 2015_Themes External_Final