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Guess what time it is …
It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)!
It happens every year. And this year marks the 16th anniversary of the initiative.
So, what is NCSAM, you ask? We’re glad you did.
Initially launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004, here’s what this year’s program is about:
Under the overarching theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’, the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is focused on encouraging personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices, digital privacy and draw attention to careers in cybersecurity.
Of course, a lot is going on this month, and we wanted to get the inside scoop from the team at NCSA and one of their partners, RSA Security.
During our conversation, we get to chat with Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance, and Angel Grant, Director, Identity, Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA Security. These are some of the points we discussed:
What is NCSAM and what is its purpose
What are the activities taking place this year
Why does NCSAM matter and what the connection is between business and society
What can people do to participate // how can they help spread the word
In the end, we all have a role to play. What will your part be?
NCSAM 2019 Themes
Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
Update Privacy Settings
Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
Shop Safe Online
Play Hard To Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish
If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe
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