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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021






CSUSB Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) takes place every October. It is a collaborative effort between government and industry emphasizing the role each of us plays in online safety. NCSAM seeks to empower every American in taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats.


2021 Theme: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart


Week 1: Be Cyber Smart

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms which can become a gold mine for bad actors. The first week of Cyber Security Awareness Month will highlight best security practices and focus on general cyber hygiene to keep your information safe. 

Own your own role in cyber security by starting with the basics. Creating strong passwords and using multi-factor authentication, backing up your data, and updating your software are great places to start! To learn more, take a look at a fun, informational video from Stay Safe Online, here:


Week 2: Fight the Phish 

Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic began in 2020 and today, phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents.

Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month stresses the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links, or attachments and make sure to report any suspicious emails!

To learn more, take a look at another fun, informational video from Stay Safe Online here:


For a chance to be entered into our Cyber Security Champion Raffle this week, test your knowledge and skills by taking a phishing quiz offered by Google:


Send a screenshot of your results to by Friday, 10/15/21, for a chance to win!