The CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program is a national public awareness effort aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and we each have a part to play. When we all take simple steps to be safer online – at home, in the workplace, and in our communities – it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
This Program is part of an unprecedented effort among federal and state governments, industry, and non-profit organizations to promote safe online behavior and practices. It is a unique public-private partnership, implemented in coordination with the National Cyber Security Alliance.
More and more, Americans are using new technologies and spending more time online. Our growing dependence on technology, coupled with the increasing threat of cyberattacks, demands greater security in our online world. This presents the need for simple, easy-to-understand resources and tips to help ensure their safety and security.
The CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program provides Americans access to the resources and tools they need to make more informed decisions when using the Internet.
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.
Subscribe to the CISA Community Bulletin
Sign up for the CISA Community Bulletin to learn how you can spread cybersecurity awareness across the country to people of all ages. Organizations and individuals will learn about CISA services, programs, and products and how they can use them to advocate and promote cybersecurity within their organizations and to their stakeholders.
Homeland Security Information Network - Critical Infrastructure
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is the trusted network for homeland security mission operations to share Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information. The Critical Infrastructure community on HSIN (HSIN-CI) is the primary system through which private sector owners and operators, DHS, and other federal, state, and local government agencies collaborate to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. HSIN-CI provides real-time collaboration tools including a virtual meeting space, document sharing, alerts, and instant messaging at no charge.
To learn more or get involved in the CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program, please contact us at AwarenessCampaigns@cisa.dhs.gov.