Editor's Note: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is coming up and we are enabling organizations to make this most of October. Every Monday, we will be posting a new blog on how to make the most of NCSAM and the NCSAM Planning Kit. The planning kit is everything you need for a successful October, to include daily activities, resources and templates. This week we focus on Week01: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: Best Practices for All Digital Citizens.
It's time to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and let's do it with a bang. This week's theme is all about best practices, the most common steps people can take to protect themselves both at work and at home. As such, let's really grab peoples' attention by how they can personally benefit, let's focus on how to protect their personal lives. For this week's kit we include the following:
- Monday: A communications template to let people know what is coming this week.
- Tuesday: Explain the basics of cyber security by walking people through how to create a cyber secure home wit the OUCH! newsletter Securing Your Home Network. Remember you can find OUCH in 25 different languages in the OUCH Archives.
- Wednesday: Share best practices through the "Creating a Cyber Secure Home" poster. Distribute digitally or print copies.
- Thursday: Host a lunch-n-learn for your staff. What better way to draw a crowd the cover how to secure kids online. Download the presentation package that includes slides, notes and even a recorded webcast.
- Friday: Share the videos from the 2016 RSA Workshop on Securing Kids Online. Securing The Human was actively involved in this event with RSA, so the topics covered here are mapped to the materials distributed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
NCSAM is a tremendous opportunity to build awareness in your organization and ultimately a secure culture. For more ideas on how to build a high-impact awareness program, check out these upcoming webcasts, two day courses and the European Security Awareness Summit 11 Nov in London.