National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart


Now in its 17th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM Theme and Schedule

CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) are proud to announce this year’s theme:

“Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

NCSAM emphasizes “If You Connect It, Protect It.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA will focus on the following areas in our promotions and outreach:

  • October 1 and 2: Official NCSAM Kick-off
  • Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It
  • Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work
  • Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
  • Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices

Use NCSAM’s hashtag #BeCyberSmart before and during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the following tip sheets and resources are invaluable tools for reducing cybersecurity risks and protecting yourself online. Use these resources in your communities and share them with your stakeholders throughout the year to encourage strong, nationwide cybersecurity. These materials are free and may be modified to meet your needs.

CISA Cybersecurity Resources

To decrease cybersecurity risks and protect yourself online, CISA offers a number of resources to share in your communities and with your stakeholders. These tools are not only valuable during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) but throughout the year.

Sample Social Media Posts and Graphics

CISA has created sample social media posts and graphics to promote NCSAM. These materials are free for use. 

NCSAM Speaker Requests

If you would like to request a CISA speaker to participate in your NCSAM event, please complete a DHS Speaker Request Form and email it to

Thank you for your support and commitment to NCSAM and helping all Americans stay safe and secure online. Please email the CISA NCSAM Team or the NCSA NCSAM Team with any questions. Please direct media inquiries to or call 703-235-2010.

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