Cybersecurity Awareness Month at K-State
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). K-State will provide activities and resources throughout the month to ensure K-Staters are safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility to protect yourself, your colleagues, your family members, and K-State's valuable information and technology resources.
Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart
This overarching theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability, and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.
NCSAM Themes for the month
- 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
- Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices
Use NCSAM’s hashtag #BeCyberSmart during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.
Recordings of Cybersecurity presentations
- State of IT Security – Josh McCune, IT Security Analyst, Division of Information Technology
- Apps parent should know about in 2020 – Officer John Calvert, Director of Safe and Secure Schools Unit with the Kansas Department of Education
How can I get involved?
- Attend cybersecurity presentations and trainings.
- Follow us on Twitter. Help us spread the word by retweeting using the hashtag #CyberAware and #BeCyberSmart.
- Become an NCSAM Champion. It's free and easy to sign up online.
- Download free promo materials from NCSA, including logos, sample social media posts, memes, infographics, and more.
- Download free resources from STOP.THINK.CONNECT.