October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a month out of the year in which the cybersecurity professional community come together to focus on cybersecurity and encourage others to exercise proper cyber hygiene. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance have sponsored NCSAM since its inception in 2004.
The University of South Alabama's Information Security Office has constructed important cyber security topics for each week in October. This year's theme focuses on Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. and will provide some helpful information on how to improve your cyber security posture.
In 2021, CISA and NCSA will focus on the following areas in our promotions and outreach:
- Week of October 4 (Week 1): Be Cyber Smart.
- Week of October 11 (Week 2): Fight the Phish!
- Week of October 18 (Week 3): Explore. Experience. Share. – Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
- Week of October 25 (Week 4): Cybersecurity First
Use the hashtag #BeCyberSmart before and during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.
Week Three - Explore. Experience. Share.
Week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month will highlight the Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week led by National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). This is a week-long campaign that inspires and promotes the exploration of cybersecurity careers. Whether it’s students, veterans, or those seeking a career change, the dynamic field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing and has something for everyone.