National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
This program, now in its 10th year, is intended to engage students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness and educate all of us about cyber security. The program encourages all of us to “Stop, Think, Connect.” The overarching goal is to help us understand not only the risks that come with using the internet, but also the importance of practicing safe online behavior.
No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.