In 2014, more than 400 universities, colleges, businesses, government agencies and associations supported National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Being a champion is a way for you to officially show your support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and your commitment to cybersecurity. Being a champion is easy and does not require any financial support. 

NCSAM Champions include:
  • Industry organizations: companies of any size
  • Education institutions: K-12 school districts and individual schools, colleges and universities
  • Nonprofit organizations: community-based, statewide, national and international nonprofits and trade and professional associations
  • Government organizations: federal, state, local and tribal governments, including municipalities, state agencies and smaller units within state or local governments
In addition to organizations signing up as NCSAM Champions, individuals will have the option to become NCSAM Champions in 2015. 

To become an NCSAM Champion, all you need to do is complete a simple registration form and pledge to share an online safety tip in one or more of the following places:
  • At home, with your family, friends and loved ones 
  • At work, with your colleagues and employees
  • In the community, with your local school or after-school program, volunteer organization, faith organiation or other community group

Here are a couple of suggested tips and you can find more here

  • Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
  • Secure your accounts: Ask for protection beyond passwords. Many account providers now offer additional ways for you verify who you are before you conduct business on a site.
Thank you to all of the organizations that participated in NCSAM 2014. Check back in summer 2015 for information on registering yourself or your organization as a 2015 Champion.