Acronym Monday: NCSAM

What does NCSAM mean in plain English?

Today’s Acronym Monday is brought to you by the acronym NCSAM.

It’s October. That means autumn is already upon us, and we stand at winter’s cold, grey gates. But it also means that it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month or NCSAM. If you hadn’t noticed, Wildcard provides systems and solutions based on high cybersecurity, so this month is something we get very excited about.

NCSAM isn’t like the typical acronyms we feature in this series, but it’s no less important. Today is the beginning of Wildcard’s NCSAM Acronym Monday sub-series all about cybersecurity, and we’ll start with NCSAM itself. Keep on a lookout also for other blog posts regarding cybersecurity.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is has been around for 13 years now, and it was formally recognized with a Presidential Proclamation in 2015. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance deliver a series of cybersecurity awareness resources with a different theme each week. This year’s themes are: 

  • Week 1: October 3-7, 2016 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect.™
  • Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room
  • Week 3: October 17-21, 2016 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
  • Week 4: October 24-28, 2016 – Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?
  • Week 5: October 31, 2016 – Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

We aren’t following any particular theme structure. We’ll be trying to vary these themes to supplement the information these agencies provide. Our goal is simply to spread the word.

WRChampionsRU.pngIn addition, this year we are participating in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion program. It’s really easy to sign up, and there’s no charge to be involved. If you’re an organization of any kind, you can sign up to be a Champion here, or if you’re an individual that’s still excited about cybersecurity, you can sign up to be a Champion here.

Stay tuned for more information on cybersecurity throughout the month. Please share and help spread cybersecurity awareness.