Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Published, October 26, 2020

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While cybersecurity is always a DON priority, we increase our focus on it during October to remind you of its importance, and equip you with tools to safeguard the DON at work and defend yourself at home. Use materials on this page to understand the threats we face and how to protect against them.


Read "Cybersecurity is Critical to Our Connected Future" by N2/N6 Public Affairs The Internet of Things

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart"? Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world.

Leadership Videos

Join DON CIO, DCNO Information Warfare and the Deputy Commandant for Information for a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Discussion.

Join Rear Admiral John A. Watkins, Deputy Commander U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, as he discusses the "Future of Connected Devices" and cybersecurity threats they may pose to the Department of the Navy IT environment.

The Future of Connected Devices in the Department of the Navy

Alvin "Tony" Plater, Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer Department of Navy Chief Information Officer, moderates a panel with the Chiefs of the four directorates under the DON CIO.

Cybersecurity Awareness Word Puzzles

Use your cybersecurity awareness knowledge to solve these puzzles on remote office security.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Awareness

Phishing in the Age of Coronavirus

Online Scams in the Age of Coronavirus

Additional Resources How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Attempts

1. Anatomy of a Phishing Email
2. Phishing by the Numbers
3. Phishing Warfare Handout


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