National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is observed in October in the United States of America.[1][2] Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, the month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.[3]

History[edit]

In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched National Cyber Security Awareness Month as a broad effort to help Americans stay safe and secure online.[2] Initial efforts included advice like keeping antivirus programs up to date.[4] Since 2009, the month as included an overall theme, "Our Shared Responsibility," and weekly themes throughout the month were introduced in 2011 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FBI — National Cyber Security Awareness Month". FBI.
  2. ^ a b "About National Cyber Security Awareness Month". StaySafeOnline.org. Archived from the original on July 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "National Cyber Security Awareness Month". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  4. ^ a b "A History of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month". Stay Safe Online. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

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