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

Trivia Game

Test your cybersecurity knowledge with the 2019 NCSAM Trivia Game. This trivia-style game is a great opportunity to engage with others about important cybersecurity topics.

Download the 2019 Trivia Game and instructions.

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:

PRIMA's 2019 Cyber Security Toolkit Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – Public Risk Management Association  

Password Security: How to Really ‘Own IT’ for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (10/22) – Homeland Security Today

Need for Better Employee Protection is Apparent During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (10/22) – Security Boulevard

How enterprises can benefit from Cybersecurity Awareness Month (10/21) – CSO

The Technophobe’s Guide to Cybersecurity (10/18) – NerdWallet

Teaching Those We Love About the Importance of Cybersecurity (10/17) – Nextgov

Outside-The-Box Awareness Campaign Promotes Cybersecurity Reaching Internet User's Homes (10/17) – Benzinga

Cybersecurity CEO: Top 5 Resources To Combat Phishing Scams During NCSAM (10/15) – Robert Herjavec

Google will warn you when your passwords are too simple to guess and used too often (10/02) – USA Today

Google Confirms Password Security Update For 1 Billion Users (10/02) – Forbes

“Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” (10/01) – FBI.gov

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

Spotlight on Cybersecurity Awareness: Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT (09/27) – Tech News World

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 28, 2019