OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
This year will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCSAM. Government offices, businesses, Higher Education, K-12 and organizations are joining in on promoting this year's event. Our campaign this year is "Our Shared Responsibility". It's more than a campaign it's something each of us need to understand and accept because the Internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a coordinated national effort focusing on the need for improved online safety and security for all Americans. NCSA, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center sponsors the month long events. These three organizations work together to empower consumers, schools, businesses and government agencies to stay safe online, devoting the full month of October to public awareness and education.
NCSAM reminds us that emerging cyber threats require engagement from the entire American community. This year's theme "Our Shared Responsibility," aims to amplify the importance for all Internet users to do their part in making the Internet safer. There are opportunities for all audiences to get involved. Companies, organizations, libraries, universities and others throughout the nation are encouraged to celebrate the month in their own unique ways reaching their customers, students and citizens. We encourage everyone to take the Cyber Pledge sponsored by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
This year, like last year, we will have a number of events going on throughout the month. Stay informed and get involved.