National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month around the world in 2024
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About National Cyber Security Awareness Month

How long until National Cyber Security Awareness Month?
National Cyber Security Awareness Month .
Dates of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
2025 Various Oct 1
European UnionWed, Oct 1Observances Holiday
USAWed, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2024 Various Oct 1
European UnionTue, Oct 1Observances Holiday
USATue, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2023 Various Oct 1
European UnionSun, Oct 1Observances Holiday
USASun, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2022 Various Oct 1
European UnionSat, Oct 1Observances Holiday
USASat, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2021 Various Oct 1
European UnionFri, Oct 1Observances Holiday
USAFri, Oct 1Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and background to National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Where is National Cyber Security Awareness Month observed in 2024?
USAOct 1

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

From the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation website, in the section devoted to the subject, we find, “During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed each October, the FBI and its partner agencies remind you to do your part and #BeCyberSmart all year long. Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and private sector partnership that raises awareness about cybersecurity and stresses the collective effort required to stop cybercrimes, online thefts, and scams.”

The National CyberSecurity Alliance is one of the founders of NCSAM. Their website, staysafeonline.org, is full of information designed to help people fight the Internet bad guys and win.

“The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable,” the website reads. “In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet. If everyone does their part — implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees — our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.”

There’s a different focus area for each week of October to observe NCSAM. Week One “will highlight best security practices and focus on general cyber hygiene to keep your information safe. Own your role in cybersecurity by starting with the basics. Creating strong passwords and using multi-factor authentication, backing up your data, and updating your software are great places to start.”

NCSAM Week Two “will stress the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure to report any suspicious emails if you can.” Week Three will promote “the exploration of cybersecurity careers. Whether it’s students, veterans, or those seeking a career change, the dynamic field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing and has something for everyone.”

Lastly, Week Four “is all about making security a priority. For businesses, this means building security into products and processes. Make cybersecurity training a part of employee onboarding and equip staff with the tools they need to keep the organization safe. For individuals, keep cybersecurity at the forefront of your mind as you connect daily. Before purchasing a device or online product, do your research. When you set up a new device or app, consider your security and privacy settings and update default passwords. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought.”

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and Internet safety education is vital to your well-being.

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