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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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15th Annual National Cybersecurity Month

CSUN is committed to providing a safe & secure online environment for its community. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a national campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Observed every October, the NCSAM campaign is a collaboration between government, industry, and private organizations to ensure individuals have the resources needed to stay safe and secure online. Since its creation in 2001 by Government and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the NCSAM campaign has grown.

Also created in 2001 is the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. TM campaign which “is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.” This campaign provides free resources, advice, tips, and a knowledge base to help individuals navigate safely through the internet and online networks.

2018 will make it the 15th year of the NCSAM campaign. Cybersecurity has gained more attention in recent years. Government, industries, and individuals have all seen attacks in one form another. Cybersecurity has become a household name and an everyday reality. Much like driving safely, cybersecurity requires the adoption of good habits as well as the constant attention and focus in our daily digital activities.

We all have a shared responsibility in keeping cyberspace secure. Similar to how driving safely creates safer road conditions, practicing safe cybersecurity creates a safe online environment. 

Weekly Tips

Each week a new theme will be released with tips and recommendations on how to practice safe cybersecurity. Check back weekly for helpful tips.

Week 1            Week 2            Week 3            Week 4           Week 5