Recognized every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official NCSAM Champion, member of the National Cyber Security Alliance's Board of Directors, and official partner of the White House and NCSA's "Lock Down Your Login" initiative, Logical Operations recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety, and privacy.
Here's how Logical Operations can help you participate in NCSAM:
- Sign up for a complimentary NCSAM kit
Logical Operations is offering a complimentary NCSAM kit to all clients to encourage online safety in October and beyond. To sign up for your complimentary NCSAM kit, visit http://logicaloperations.com/ncsam-kit. Each kit includes the following items:
- Cybersecurity PSAs to hang up around your organization
- Tent cards to place in your breakroom
- Web cam cover sticker
- Decals to hang up around your organization
- Emails that you can send to employees to encourage safe online practices.
- Take the CyberSAFE Readiness Test
End-users play a critical role in protecting their organization’s data, but they are often the weakest link in the security chain due to lack of awareness of potential threats. The CyberSAFE Readiness Test is a complimentary tool that can be used to measure the extent to which employees can recognize and avoid common cyber threats like phishing, malware, and non-secure websites.
- View a recording of our complimentary webinar: Planning a Security Training Path | Who Needs Training and Why
- Description: Would you entrust your company's security to only two IT employees, or would you rather make sure that ALL of your employees are trained to recognize and avoid threats? Training your IT team to analyze threats and proactively defend networks is critical to protecting your organization, but it's not the whole picture. As we're in the midst of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), it's the perfect time to talk about how every employee plays a key role in maintaining your organization's security.
- How to view: Click here to view the webinar recording >
- Join us for the #ChatSTC Twitter chats each Thursday in October. Use #ChatSTC to join!
- Thursday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT: Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life
- Thursday, Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT: Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
- View CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild's interview with Logical Operations' CEO, Bill Rosenthal, to learn more about what's missing in many security awareness training programs that enterprises often deploy (if they're doing them at all) and how to train IT staff:
- Become an official NCSAM Champion.
Sign up is free and easy. Visit http://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/champions to sign up.
About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 13th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since President Obama’s proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and NCSA's Board of Directors, which include representatives from ADP; AT&T Services, Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; BlackBerry Corporation; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; Logical Operations; Microsoft Corp.; PayPal; PKWARE; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Raytheon; SANS Institute; Symantec and Visa Inc. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (January 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign led by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), with federal government leadership from DHS. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. on Facebook and Twitter and visiting stopthinkconnect.org.