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2021 Cybersecurity Campaign

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2021 emphasizes personal accountability and stresses the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.

Own IT

Secure IT

Protect IT


Cybersecurity Resources

Below are useful resources to use both during October and throughout the year. Explore these sites for content to use in blogs, articles, and messaging within your organizations and with external audiences.

  • The STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign 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. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone. For additional information on STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, visit
  • The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work, and school with the information they need to keep themselves,their organizations, their systems, and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity. For NCSA recommended events, click:
  • Powered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the “BeCyberSmart” campaign is designed to inspire the younger generation of Americans to take responsibility for their own cyber safety. Learn about cybersecurity basics, common scams, and how to report cybersecurity incidents by visiting the campaign online.
  • Looking for information about a particular cybersecurity position or course? The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) tools and resources are available for anyone seeking more information about the cybersecurity field, how to advance a cybersecurity career, and more.