National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and education to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online.

We invite you to join us on this month-long journey as we share information security materials, tips, and tools with the UM community. To get involved in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, please visit:

Own IT.

Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise your most important personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure.

Cybersecurity While Traveling Tips Online Privacy Social Media Cybersecurity Internet of Things

Secure IT.

Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices – like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information.

Creating a Strong Password A How-To Guide for Multi-Factor Authentication 5 Ways to be Cyber Secure at Work Phishing E-Commerce and E-Skimming

Protect IT.

Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

Social Media Bots Overview  Identity Theft and Internet Scams 5 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home

University of Miami's Past NCSAM Articles

Learn more about how to protect yourself, your family, and your information in an every-changing mobile and connected world:

Mobile Banking Apps - How Secure Are They?
Smart Devices - Protecting Your Connected Home
Mobile Shopping - How Savvy Are You When Shopping Through Your Smartphone?
Why Social Media is a Weak Point for Your Online Security
Stop. Think. Connect.
Phishing - Don't Get Hooked!
Share with Care
Stay Secure on the VPN
Ransomware is On the Rise!
Back Up Your Data
Don’t Be a Victim
Look for the ‘S’ to Browse
Securely on Public WiFi
Password Safety


Access More Security Articles

Security begins with good prevention and basic knowledge.

Learn more about information security and how to keep your data secure by reading our articles.

Click here or on the image below to download UMIT's 2019 NCSAM flyer:

Feel free to print this flyer and share it with your colleagues/peers!