Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT
Understand your digital profile
Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure.
Secure your digital profile
Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use.
Maintain your digital profile
Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.
What is a digital profile?
Your digital profile is how you present yourself, who you connect with, and what you interact with on the Internet. It includes what you want publicized, such as your LinkedIn profile -- as well as what you don't want publicized, such as digital tax returns or private health information. Let's learn how to keep your digital profile safe.
About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
This year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is emphasizing personal accountability and stressing the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – is focusing on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.
Summary content provided by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.