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Cybersecurity Awareness

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

Cybersecurity Awareness helps you stay safer and more secure online.


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Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.

When Cybersecurity Awareness Month first began, the awareness efforts centered around advice like updating your antivirus software twice a year to mirror similar efforts around changing batteries in smoke alarms during daylight saving time.

Now in its 17th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

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Cyber Awareness Challenge

Test your knowledge with your yearly requirement for cybersecurity training. Take the 2020 Cyber Awareness Challenge now.

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In a comical video, “Human Error” sits down with NCSA executive director Kelvin Coleman to talk about cybersurity.

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