National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources


Do Your Part #cybersmart

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.

Tip Sheets

Cybersecurity at Work Tip Sheet

Cybersecurity at Work Tip Sheet

Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber-attack occurs. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and support a culture of cybersecurity at your organization.

Cybersecurity While Traveling Tip Sheet

 

Cybersecurity While Traveling Tip Sheet

In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks. #BeCyberSmart and use these tips to connect with confidence while on the go.

Identity Theft and Internet Scams Tip Sheet

 

Identity Theft and Internet Scams Tip Sheet

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go.

E-Skimming Tip Sheet

 

E-Skimming Tip Sheet

The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrimes victim.

Internet of Things Tip Sheet

 

Internet of Things Tip Sheet

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”? Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world.

Multi-factor Authentication Tip Sheet

 

Multi-factor Authentication Tip Sheet

Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are consistently front-page news these days? Perhaps you, or someone you know, are a victim of cyber criminals who stole personal information, banking credentials, or more. As these incidents become more prevalent, you should consider using multi-factor authentication, also called strong authentication, or two-factor authentication. This technology may already be familiar to you, as many banking and financial institutions require both a password and one of the following to log in: a call, email, or text containing a code. By applying these principles of verification to more of your personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more, you can better secure your information and identity online!

Online Privacy Tip Sheet

 

Online Privacy Tip Sheet

The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrimes victim.

Passwords Tip Sheet

 

Passwords Tip Sheet

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you can minimize your chances of an incident.

Phishing Tip Sheet

 

Phishing Tip Sheet

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information. Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computers, creating vulnerability to attacks. Phishing emails may appear to come from a real financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency, or any other service, business, or individual. The email may also request personal information such as account numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers. When users respond with the information or click on a link, attackers use it to access users’ accounts.

Protecting Your Digital Home Tip Sheet

 

Protecting Your Digital Home Tip Sheet

More and more of our home devices—including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which in turn can save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing, however they also pose a new set of security risks. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.

Social Media Cybersecurity Tip Sheet

 

Social Media Cybersecurity Tip Sheet

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”? Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world.

Cybersecurity Awareness and NCSAM Presentation

Need help explaining cybersecurity? Don’t have time to create a presentation? Wondering how to discuss technical topics with non-tech people?

CISA’s NCSAM 2020 Presentation can help explain basic cybersecurity best practices and teach your audience how to be more safe and secure online. If you would like a PowerPoint version of this presentation, please email the CISA NCSAM team at stopthinkconnect@hq.dhs.gov.

NCSAM 2020 Presentation

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 CISAMedia@hq.dhs.gov or call 703-235-2010.

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