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National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s the month you’ve been training for all year. As a security awareness professional, this is your time to shine and help spread cyber awareness across your organization. And we’ve got the toolkit to help you create a stellar campaign.

Observed every October, the annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) aims to  secure behaviors and maintain digital privacy in the cybersecurity landscape. To align with this year’s NCSAM theme, “Own It. Secure It. Protect it,” we’ve worked closely with our team of learning design experts to create a standout NCSAM 2019 toolkit you can distribute to your organization, providing them with invaluable, relatable insight on keeping their personal and professional data protected.

Broken into the three distinct, info-packed themes, this toolkit includes exclusive and highly effective engagement collateral to help you address the following online safety messages and identify opportunities for behavioral change to your entire organization:

Own IT:

Teach best practices in social media, how to effectively update privacy settings (and why), and mobile device safety in the following resources. In this category, we include:

  • Anatomy of a Social Media Attack digital poster and audiocast
  • Top Tips to Securely Using Social Media newsletter
  • Keeping Social Networking, Privacy Settings, and Mobile Apps Secure blog
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Secure IT:

How often should you change your password? Or better yet, are you using a passphrase or password manager for your accounts? What’s the difference between a password and a passphrase?

In this category, we take a deep dive into proven ways of keeping your identity and sensitive information secure on the world wide web. Learn how to create unique passphrases, discover how to discuss the value of multi-factor authentication, provide tips for safe online shopping, and address phishing: 101 via the following expert-driven engagement materials:

  • Phishing Can Happen to Anyone factsheet
  • Time for the Password Expiration to Die blog
  • Navigating the Phishy Social Engineering Ocean blog
  • Shopping Online Securely newsletter
  • Passphrases newsletter

Protect IT:

Protecting personal data security as well as customer data is vital. Teach your organization the importance of protecting sensitive information and effective steps to take in keeping that information safe. Your NCSAM toolkit will include details on updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems, detail how to exercise appropriate Wi-Fi safety, especially while working remotely or from the road, and how to keep vital customer data safe.

  • 4 Simple Steps to Browse Securely factsheet
  • Browsing Safely blog
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) newsletter

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NCSAM 2019 Infosheet

We live in a tech-fueled time where it has become harder and harder to locate a distinguishable line between our offline and our online lives. Our homes, our societal and economic well-being, and even our country's safekeeping are all impacted by the internet. We know better than most that as a security awareness professional, you are weighed down with far too many tasks and not enough time or resources to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Let us take a task off your list; use our NCSAM toolkit for this year's campaign.

This is your month to inspire change and raise awareness to learners in every department of your organization. Make your impact last.

Download your NCSAM toolkit