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NCSAM Overarching Themes

OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT.

#BeCyberSmart #CyberAware 

NCSAM Key Messages

To help frame conversations, design resources, and drive events with internal and external stakeholders, we are breaking down the overarching theme into three components. The key messages below will be featured throughout the month to help drive events, resources, and activities executed by CISA and NCSA. We have included potential topics to help jump start your own NCSAM efforts.

“OWN IT.”

Understand your digital profile. Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise your most important personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure.

“SECURE IT.”

Secure your digital profile.

Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices – like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information.

“PROTECT IT.”

Maintain your digital profile.

Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

 

Created September 16, 2016, Updated September 24, 2019