National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
Cyber security begins with a simple message everyone using the internet can adopt:
Stop. Think. Connect.
We lead internet-connected, digital lives.
From our desks and homes to on the go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, our critical infrastructure—the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, transportation systems, health care records, emergency response systems, personal communications and more—impacts everyone.
Cyber security is the mechanism that maximizes our ability to grow commerce, communications, community and content in a connected world.
Since its inception more than a decade ago under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-size businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation.
This year, we are celebrating the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. You can get linked up to national resources by visiting www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/resources/.
NCSAM @ Carolina
UNC-Chapel Hill is taking an active role in NCSAM in 2017. From digital content and posters to tweets and a student PSA video contest, ITS is providing cyber security information, resources and tools to the entire campus community. Here’s what we have planned for October:
Each week we will share security tips from the experts at ITS and beyond. From mobile networks to password management systems, our digital content is geared for students, faculty, staff and the community.
On Twitter we’ll share #CyberAwareUNC tips for the campus community. These quick bit tips are created with sharing in mind, so retweet and share them to help spread the word.
A series of training modules intended to introduce University employees to steps they can take to operate their computers safely and securely. Modules include Sensitive Information, Password Safety, and Virus, Trojans and Worms, among others. Modules may be reviewed independently of one other.
Protecting the internet