National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020

Do Your Part.  #BeCyberSmart


Now in its 17th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.  UNTHSC has partnered with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency(CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance(NCSA) to bring trainings, tips, tricks, and games promoting more secure use of information resources.

The overarching theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The theme empowers individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, with a particular emphasis on the key message for 2020: “If you connect it, protect it.” If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.


Weekly Themes and Calendar

  • October 1 and 2: Official NCSAM Kick-off
  • Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It
  • Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work
  • Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
    • Friday Oct. 23rd – AskUsAnything #2 – Open Office Hour with Information Security Office
  • Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices