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Get Involved

Help spread the word and don't forget to follow NIST on Facebook and Twitter (@NIST and @NISTcyber) and use the NCSAM 2019 hashtag #CyberAware and #BeCyberSmart in your social media messages before and during the month.

Social Media

  • Replace your profile picture or Facebook cover photo with the NCSAM logo for October. Download social media icons 
  • Post online safety tips and reminders about National Cyber Security Awareness Month on your social networks. Use the hashtag #CyberAware and #BeCyberSmart on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media sites. Download and share StaySafeOnline sample social media posts leading up to and throughout the month on social media – download and share them all or customize them to your needs and interests!

Trivia Game

Test your cybersecurity knowledge with the 2019 NCSAM Trivia Game. This trivia-style game is a great opportunity to engage with others about important cybersecurity topics.

Download the 2019 Trivia Game and instructions.

At Home

  • Send an email to friends and family informing them that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and encourage them to visit
  • Print a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tip sheet and display it in areas where family members spend time online.
  • Hold a family conference to discuss how each member of the family can help to protect their online devices from cyber attacks. Read through and discuss suggestions from STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Created September 16, 2016, Updated September 24, 2019