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    How to Get Involved in Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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    Please Note…

    • This webinar is being recorded • It will be uploaded to • Presentation slides will be made available to download

    • Please use the Q&A chat box to ask any questions

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    Presenters Jennifer Cook

    Director of Programs and Special Events, National Cyber Security Alliance

    Daniel Eliot Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, National Cyber Security Alliance

    Benjamin Scribner Section Chief, Stakeholder Engagement Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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    About NCSA

    NCSA is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness.

  • Who Is CISA? • CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend

    against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

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    About Cybersecurity Awareness Month • Launched in 2004 by NCSA and DHS

    • Ensures every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online

    • Every October, the month’s efforts includes participation from: • Industry (including customers and employees) • Government • Academia • Nonprofits • General public

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    New Logo and Branding

    Download the new Cybersecurity Awareness Month Logo and Branding Guideline here: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart


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    Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 is about taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace

    If You Connect It, Protect It.

    1 Symantec: 2 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report: %20NETSCOUT%20Threat%20Intelligence%20Report%202H%202018.pdf 3 Business Insider Intelligence:

    There will be more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from about 8 billion in 20193

    75% of infected devices in IoT attacks

    are routers1

    Once plugged into the internet, connected devices are attacked within 5 minutes and targeted by

    specific exploits in 24 hours2

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    Weekly Focus Areas October 1-4 Official Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kick-off

    Week of October 5 If You Connect It, Protect It

    Week of October 12 Securing Devices at Home & Work

    Week of October 19 Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

    Week of October 26 The Future of Connected Devices

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    Become a Champion

    • Becoming a Champion is easy and free

    •An annual commitment and a way to officially show your support for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    •Champions represent those dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet

    • Organizations • Individuals

    Sign up to be a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion:


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    Champion Benefits • Receive a toolkit of materials to guide and assist you in planning and

    executing a campaign

    • Special materials exclusively for registered Champions

    • Organizations: Get your company name listed on • 334,189 pageviews in October 2019

    • Be among the first to receive updates on Cybersecurity Awareness Month news, events and materials

    Sign up to be a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion:


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    Champion Registration

    Sign up to be a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion:

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    Using Your 2020 Toolkit and Materials The 2020 toolkit includes: • A week-by-week guide to Cybersecurity Awareness Month • Great ideas for activities and events • Story ideas, facts and figures on cybersecurity

    Additional Materials for Champions: • Template Press Release • Template PowerPoint presentation • Template email copy to send to employees or customers • Social media graphics and sample posts

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    Join the Conversation on Social Media


    Follow NCSA: @StaySafeOnline

    Follow CISA: @Cyber

    @CISAgov @CISAKrebs

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    Ways to Get Involved

    • Write a blog post about one of the weekly themes

    • Distribute an email to your employees and/or customers

    • Distribute a press release to the media

    • Issue a company promotion related to the month

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    Ways to Get Involved

    • Hold a family “tech talk”

    • Integrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month branding on your organization’s external or internal communications and website

    • Get Social: Host a Twitter Chat or poll your audience

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    Hosting an Event or Training

    • Identify your audience

    • Identify the behavior you want to change/influence

    • Keep it lighthearted

    • Show buy-in from C-level

    • Keep the learning experience fun, relatable and interactive

    • Recognize and reward engagement

    • Invite an outside speaker

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    Hosting an Event or Training

    Interested in inviting an outside speaker for your Cybersecurity Awareness Month events?

    To request a NCSA representative, please email

    To request a CISA representative, visit awareness-month to download the CISA NCSAM Speaker Request Form.


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    CISA NCSAM Speaker Requests

    DUE: Friday, August 28, 2020


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    Upcoming Events

    To learn more, visit

    • Thursday, October 1 Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kick Off: Cyber Threats & Cybersecurity in Healthcare Today

    • Tuesday, October 6 Usable Security: Effecting and Measuring Change in Human Behavior, A NCSA and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit

    • Tuesday, October 13 CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar: Smart Devices Need Smart Security: Securing Your Business in an Internet of Everything World


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    NCSA Resources Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    COVID-19 Security Resource Library

    Security Awareness Videos

    Access tip sheets, videos, infographics and more at

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    CISA Resources


    #BeCyberSmart Campaign

    CISA’s Cyber Essentials

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  • CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Resources

    • For more resources and information from CISA for this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign visit

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    Keep In Touch

    To learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month:

    Twitter: @Staysafeonline Facebook: /staysafeonline LinkedIn: /national-cyber-security-alliance/ Email: