Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Week 2

Published, October 12, 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 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Defending Against Cyber Attacks at Work and at Home by N2/N6 Public Affairs How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Attempts

Phishing is a criminal activity in which an adversary attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information by impersonating a trustworthy person or organization. The ultimate goal is to extract information in order to evade existing security measures and gain access to secure information and data or to personal accounts.

Use the resources listed below for preventative tips and additional information:

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

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 importance of securing devices at home and work—a reminder for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. .

Message from DoD Principal Deputy CIO John Sherman

Watch DoD Principal Deputy CIO John Sherman relay an important message for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020.

Cybersecurity Awareness Word Puzzles

Use your cybersecurity awareness knowledge to solve these puzzles on privacy.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Awareness

Phishing in the Age of Coronavirus

Online Scams in the Age of Coronavirus

Additional Resources Be Cybersmart On:

1. Password Security
2. Protecting Your Digital Home
3. Creating a Password
4. Multi-Factor Authentication
5. Identity Theft and Internet Scams

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