NCSAM planning matrix

We know and understand that as a security awareness professional you most likely do not have the time nor resources to prepare for this October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), or Cybersecurity Month as it’s known in Europe. That’s why for the fifth year in a row we have done all the hard work for you with the NCSAM Planning Kit.  The kit defines activities and provides resources for every day of the month.

WEEK 00: In the package you will find materials for Week 00, which is the last week of September (this week).  For this week you will find a communications template that you can use to explain to your workforce what NCSAM is, why they should care and what they can expect in the coming weeks.  The goal is to start getting people excited about next month, such as emphasizing that what they will learn applies to their personal life and families.  If you have not done so yet, review the NCSAM Planning Matrix (included in the kit) and identify the key activities and resources you want to leverage for October.  Finally, in the Week 00 resource folder is a list of different optional activities you can also add to your October.  If you have any questions about leveraging the NCSAM Planning Kit, just reach out to me at

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