National Cyber Security Alliance

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National Cyber Security Alliance
FocusEmpowering a more secure, interconnected world.
  • Washington, D.C.
Key people
Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCA),[1] is a 501(c)(3) USA non-profit organization founded in 2001, promoting cybersecurity, privacy, education, and awareness. The NCA works with various stakeholders in the government, industry and civil society. The NCA promotes partnerships between the federal government and corporations operating in technology. NCA's primary federal partner is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NCA's core efforts include Cyber Security Awareness Month[2][3][4] (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); and CyberSecure My Business.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the NCA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 to raise public knowledge of best cyber practices among Americans. When Cybersecurity Awareness Month first began, the focus was on simple precautions such as keeping antivirus software up to date. The month has expanded in reach and involvement. Operated in many respects as a grassroots campaign, the month's effort has grown to include the participation of a multitude of industry participants that engage their customers, employees, and the general public in awareness, as well as college campuses, non-profits and other groups.

In 2009, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano launched the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Washington, D.C., becoming the highest-ranking government official to participate in the month's activities. Today, leading administration officials from DHS, the White House and other agencies regularly participate in NCSA events across the United States.


  1. ^ "Get Cybersecurity Safety Resources From the National Cyber Security Alliance". Stay Safe Online. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  2. ^ "Cybersecurity Awareness Month". Stay Safe Online. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  3. ^ "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) | CISA". Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  4. ^ "National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) – About Us". Stay Safe Online. Retrieved 2020-08-10.