Original release date: October 03, 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has published general tips to help you increase your cybersecurity awareness—including whom to contact if you are the victim of cyber crime—and protect your online activities.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review NCSA’s guidance for online safety basics and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for additional information.

Online Safety Basics

Learn how to protect yourself, your family and devices with these tips and resources.

Responding to Identity Theft, Fraud and Cybercrime

If you’re the victim of cybercrime, you need to know what to do and respond quickly.

Securing Key Accounts and Devices

Learn how to secure your accounts with better passwords and strong authentication.

Managing Your Privacy

These privacy tips can help you, your family and friends be privacy-savvy and stay safer online.

Check Your Privacy Settings

Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

Free Online Security Checkups and Tools

Many cybersecurity vendors offer free security checks for your devices.

Related Links

Helpful links from the National Cyber Security Alliance’s sponsors, partners and friends to help you and your friends and family be safer and more secure online.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Simple Steps to Online Safety

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