It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018

Last Published Date: 
October 3, 2018

By Presidential Proclamation, October 2018 is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), now in its 15th year. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is excited to work with you in promoting NCSAM and making the nation aware of the importance of cybersecurity.

DHS has several resources available to make it easy for you and your organization to get involved in NCSAM 2018.

DHS NCSAM Website and Toolkit:

Visit the DHS NCSAM website to find information about NCSAM 2018, including the DHS overarching theme and key messages, and the DHS NCSAM Toolkit. The DHS NCSAM Toolkit is a comprehensive guide with a wealth of resources to make it easy for you and your organization, regardless of size or industry, to engage and promote NCSAM 2018.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (STC) Campaign:

Become a partner of the STC Campaign to gain access to exclusive NCSAM STC Partner resources! NCSAM STC Partner resources include graphics, a social media guide, a STC college and universities guide, presentations, NCSAM Trivia, and more.

In addition to using the resources above, we encourage you to coordinate your efforts around NCSAM 2018 messaging. DHS is promoting an overarching theme, with four key messages to support your outreach efforts.

2018 Overarching Theme

  • Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation’s cybersecurity

DHS Key Messages

  • Strengthen the Nation’s Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  • Tackle it Together
  • Build up the Cybersecurity Workforce
  • Secure Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Finally, NCSA will be highlighting traditional weekly themes that tie back to Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. To see NCSA’s 2018 themes, please visit: www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam.

Make sure to tag your NCSAM social media with #CyberAware throughout the month and to share all of your NCSAM activities.

For questions, please contact us at stopthinkconnect@hq.dhs.gov.