October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Friday, September 20, 2019

October will be National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s NCSAM will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. The overarching message this year – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and ecommerce security.

Join the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) for a National Webinar on October 3 at 2 p.m. Learn how this year's theme “Own IT. Secure. IT. Protect IT.” will encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior, and how you can get involved. For more information about NCSAM, visit the NCSAM 2019 page.

Also, be sure to check out the North Carolina Cyber Awareness Symposium that will be hosted by the N.C. Department of Information Technology (DIT) on Oct. 10-11. The Symposium will feature cyberbriefings from leading industry cyber partners, such as CrowdStrike, Tenable Nessus and Tanium. For more information about this event, visit the NC Cybersecurity Symposium page.