National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual campaign celebrated worldwide in October with the primary objective of promoting cybersecurity awareness and education. Established in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has evolved into a global cybersecurity initiative, gaining participation from government agencies, private sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals worldwide.
The central theme of NCSAM revolves around raising awareness about cybersecurity threats and empowering individuals and organizations to take proactive measures to protect their digital assets. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, NCSAM aims to equip the public with the knowledge and practical skills needed to stay safe and secure in the digital realm. By fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness, NCSAM seeks to minimize the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches, ultimately contributing to a safer digital landscape.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 program will cater to a diverse range of audiences, including but not limited to: