Hawaii Celebrates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. 2018 marks the 15th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSAM 2018 also marks the 8th anniversary of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ campaign. Each year, NCSAM highlights the overall message of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ and the capstone concepts of the campaign, like “Keep a Clean Machine,” “Protect Your Personal Information,” “Connect with Care,” “Be Web Wise,” “Be a Good Online Citizen,” “Own Your Online Presence” and “Lock Down Your Login.”
Please join our community as we celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October! The State of Hawaii Department of Defense Office of Homeland Security, in partnership with the Hawaii State Public Library System, (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter and cybersecurity professionals, students and enthusiasts have come together to offer no-cost cyber safety events and activities where our community gathers. During this month, there will be free cyber safety presentations at our public libraries and shopping centers, hands-on workshops, web-based “open-mike” community forums and much more. The public is encouraged to participate in these events to get their cyber safety questions answered, learn about Hawaii’s cybersecurity community, and become safer and more secure when connected. For more information about these free cyber safety activities, view the Hawaii NCSAM Infographic.