Awareness Month

The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.

Under the overarching theme of  ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’, the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is focused on encouraging personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices, digital privacy and draw attention to careers in cybersecurity. NCSAM 2019 will address the following online safety messages and identify opportunities for behavioral change:

Driven through mass public engagement, the ‘Own IT. Secure. IT. Protect IT.’ theme will help to encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior in digital privacy, security best practices, common cyber threats and cybersecurity careers. Here is a breakdown of the highlighted calls to action and their key messages:

    Own IT.
        Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
        Update Privacy Settings
        Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
        Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
    Secure IT.
        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
    Protect IT.
        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

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