CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Join us as we recognize the 18th Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  All through the month CISA and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) are asking you to “Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.” Cybersecurity is important for all Americans, and CISA and NCSA are sharing information and resources to help every one of us recognize and reduce the risk of cybersecurity threats.


Each week in October we will highlight a different aspect of what it takes to “Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.”

  • Week 1 (October 4-10): Be Cyber Smart:
    Take simple actions to keep our digital lives secure.
  • Week 2 (October 11-17): Phight the Phish!:
    Learn how to spot phishing attempts to prevent ransomware and other malware attacks.
  • Week 3 (October 18-24): Explore. Experience. Share.:
    During week three of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we will join the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) to celebrate Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.
  • Week 4 (October 25-31): Cybersecurity First:
    Explore how cybersecurity and staying safe online is increasingly important as our world continues to operate virtually for so much of work and play.


We are asking for you to take action at work and at home to drive home our message.  Follow us on social media we share tips and tools throughout the month that highlight each of the weekly messages.  Want to do more? We have tools and resources for organizations to conduct their own efforts to promote cybersecurity.


Steve Lyddon
Protective Security Advisor, Region 5, Illinois
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency