Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 - See Yourself in Cyber

 

Interested in Becoming a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Partner?

 

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Theme

See Yourself in Cyber

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people . This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future. We encourage each of you to engage in this year’s efforts by creating your own cyber awareness campaigns and sharing this messaging with your peers.

4 Things You Can Do

Throughout October, CISA and NCA will highlight key action steps that everyone should take:

  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Use Strong Passwords
  • Recognize and Report Phishing
  • Update Your Software

Your Role

When we say See Yourself in Cyber, we mean see yourself in cyber no matter what role you play. As an individual or consumer, take basic steps to protect your online information and privacy. Vendors and suppliers can take ownership of their role, while protecting their brand and reputation, by putting strong cybersecurity in place at work to help prevent an incident at your location or further down the supply chain. Critical infrastructure owners and operators, you are part of a larger network of functions and systems that rely on or support critical infrastructure. Learn how your organization plays a part in ensuring cybersecurity for the larger ecosystem.  Finally, there is a global need for skilled, diverse workers with technical skills to meet the cyber challenges of today and tomorrow, so find out if this is the career field for you.

Interested in becoming a Cybersecurity Awareness Month partner? Join the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Campaign!

Are you an individual, organization, business, government agency, nonprofit, association, school, or academic institution, interested in partnering with the Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month partners help promote vital cybersecurity information throughout October and all year long that is important for your organization, leadership and staff combat cyber threats as they continue to grow. Ways to Create a Campaign

Cybersecurity Awareness Month partners receive a Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 toolkit which includes the following resources:

  • Ways to Create a Campaign
  • Partner Toolkit
    • Sample social media posts
    • Sample email to send to employees
    • Sample newsletter article
    • Cybersecurity tip sheets
    • Cybersecurity talking points
  • Cybersecurity 101 presentation
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month presentation template
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month logos and graphics 

Interested in becoming a partner?

For more information, and to become a Cybersecurity Awareness Month partner email us at Cyberawareness@cisa.dhs.gov

We appreciate your support in helping us protect our nation from cyber attacks and to be safe and secure online, at work, and at home. 

How You Can Participate 

Join us for a wide variety of activities and learning opportunities throughout October to learn cyber basics. There will also be a series of web events and tools you can use. We encourage you to explore our Cybersecurity Awareness Month page and check back for updates.

To support your efforts, you can: 

 

 

Thank you for your support and commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month and helping all everyone stay safe and secure online. Please email the CISA Team with any questions. Please direct media inquiries to CISAMedia@hq.dhs.gov.

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