October 2016


About NCSAM: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. 2016 marks the 13th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


NCSAM Champion organizations: NCSAM Champion organizations, which include companies of all sizes, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, nonprofits and government entities, represent those dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. 

WISP is proud to be an official 2016 NCSAM Champion


Become a NCSAM 2016 Champion


NCSAM 2016 Events

Review the WISP Security & Privacy Events Calendar for relevant events to attend in October. 

If you're social media savvy, consider participating in one of the October #ChatSTC Twitter Chats (Virtual):

Oct 13, 2016 #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity From the Break Room to the Boardroom

No matter the size or industry, any organization faces cybersecurity challenges and can be targeted by cybercrime. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical to protecting your organization’s employees, intellectual property and reputation, and the consumers and constituents you serve. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m. EDT / 12-1 p.m. PDT

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Oct 06, 2016 #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – The Basics of Online Safety

We connect to the internet in countless ways and use technology to enhance our lives at home, at work and on the go. All digital citizens must learn to stay safer and more secure in their ever-connected online lives. Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online & explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet.

When: 3-4 p.m. EDT / 12-1 p.m. PDT

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Guests: Kids Email (@KidsEmail), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), The Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join! 

 

Oct 27, 2016 #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life

Every day, we connect to the internet in ways we might not even realize – the Internet of Things (IoT) connects you to everything and everyone, including your home, the businesses you frequent and the larger digital community, and uses your data to help you manage your life. Rapidly advancing technology is making lives easier and unlocking potential for the future, but it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT / 12-1 p.m. PDT

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 
Use #ChatSTC to join!

Oct 20, 2016 #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

There are many different types of cybercrime, ranging from identity theft to online harassment and bullying to organizational data breaches. Knowing how to spot cybercrime – and fighting it – is a challenge we all face, and promoting a more secure internet is a responsibility we all share. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime. 

When: 3-4 p.m. EDT / 12-1 p.m. PDT

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!