National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020
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.
Since its original inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. Now in its 17th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact co-led by NCSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA)
This month, NCSAM will focus on four key areas:
- Week 1: If you Connect It, Protect It. NCSAM’s first week addresses how online devices have impacted our lives, empowering all users to take the right steps to reduce risk.
- Week 2: Securing Devices at Home and Work. NCSAM’s second week focuses on steps individuals and organizations can take to protect online devices for personal and professional use.
- Week 3 Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Health Care. NCSAM’s third week examines health care device use and how consumers and industry can secure these devices.
- Week 4: The Future of Connected Devices. NCSAM’s final week looks to the future of smart devices and addresses how technological can change consumers’ and business’ online experiences.
ASM is proud to provide new educational resources throughout the month of October to help inform, educate, and empower people everywhere.