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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014 consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through the web. The Internet has become one of the most popular tools used to commit fraud and criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their hacking techniques.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)- observed  every October as a national campaign- was created as a collaborative effort between public and private sector sponsors who share a concern about protecting the public from Internet threats. Organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance,  a strong focus continues every year to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we offer resources developed by the American Bankers Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance to help raise consumer awareness.

Tip Sheets

Basic Tips and Advice
7 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online
8 Tips to Protect Your Identity
Safety Tips for Mobile Devices
12 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device
6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Email Compromise Scams
Technology Checklist for Businesses


Basic Steps to Online Security
If You Become a Victim of Cyber Crime
Behind America’s Digital Doors
Do You Want to Help Make the Internet Safer?
5 Top Reported Cyber Scams
3 Reasons Hackers Love Your Small Business
Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in Your Business
Take Online Security More Seriously
The Cybersecurity Lives of Millennials

Glossary of Terms

Presidential Proclamation
President Barack Obama declares October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2016