National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Banner October 1 marks the kickoff of the 11th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a global effort among government, corporate, non-profit, and academic sectors to promote online safety awareness. This year's theme is Our Shared Responsibility. The LSU IT Security and Policy Office encourages the community to get involved and do your part to make the Internet safer and more secure for everyone.

  • Share online safety advice and links to resources on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter using the hashtag #NCSAM.
  • Check the STOP. THINK. CONNECT Web site for information about upcoming Twitter chats during NCSAM. Use the hashtag #ChatSTC to join the conversation.
  • Follow & Like the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. NCSA will post tips, resources, and updates throughout October.

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Take security precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.