National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2019 emphasizes personal accountability and stresses the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.

The NCSAM 2019 Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to make it easy for you and your organization, regardless of size or industry, to engage and promote NCSAM. Use the guide and the resources below to help you engage your stakeholders and promote positive, lasting cybersecurity habits.

Own IT.

Cybersecurity While Traveling Tips Online Privacy Social Media Cybersecurity Internet of Things

Secure IT.

Creating a Strong Password A How-To Guide for Multi-Factor Authentication 5 Ways to be Cyber Secure at Work Phishing E-Commerce and E-Skimming

Protect IT.

Social Media Bots Overview Be Secure: Understanding Foreign Interference in 5 Steps Identity Theft and Internet Scams 5 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home

NCSAM Graphics

Download the 2019 NCSAM graphics and include them in your organization’s social media posts, communication resources, and promotional materials. Add the web button to your organization’s website and include the NCSAM logo on products distributed throughout the month.

NCSAM News

President Trump declared October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the 16th consecutive year along with 11 U.S. states and counting. Check out what others are saying about NCSAM 2019:

CISA kicks off Cybersecurity Awareness Month in time for new national security adviser (10/1) – Federal News Network

The Week Ahead: China issues at think tanks, CISA officials at Aspen Institute and Post summits (9/30) – Inside Cybersecurity

Contact Us

If you have any questions about NCSAM 2019, our materials, or cybersecurity awareness in general, please contact us at stopthinkconnect@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Published Date: 
October 10, 2019