Cyber Security Awareness Month

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM was designed to serve as a collaborative effort among federal, state and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations, to increase awareness regarding the significance of cybersecurity and provide the necessary resources to ensure people are safe and secure online.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of NCSAM, PRIMA will debut its National Cyber Security Awareness Month Podcast Series, featuring subject matter experts who will share vital information regarding cybersecurity.

Additionally, PRIMA, in collaboration with Travelers, will provide weekly cyber educational resources. The resources provided will equip public risk management professionals with educational tools to understand the cyber threats, protect their cyber-space and properly respond to cyber incidents.

Thanks to our
NCSAM partner! 

Check back weekly to take advantage of PRIMA's NCSAM resources!

PRIMA’s NCSAM Schedule:

  • October 1:            National Cyber Security Awareness Month Overview
  • October 8:            Ransomware
  • October 15:          Cyber Attacks
  • October 22:          The Dark Web
  • October 29:          Cyber Incident Costs


WEEK 1: National Cyber Security Awareness Month Overview


Kelvin Coleman, President & CEO, Route 2 Strategies

Check out the Stop.Think.Connect Toolkit!


WEEK 2: Ransomware


Tom Draper, Technology & Cyber Practice Leader, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Click here to learn about the Current Ransomware Landscape.

View Travelers Cyber Academy on Ransomware.

Travelers Shines a Light on Ransomware.

On October 9th at 2pm ET, attend an NCSAM webinar.  Learn why securing the internet is "Our Shared Responsibility." Register for the webinar. 


WEEK 3: Cyber Attacks


Eugene Kipniss, Program Specialist, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

Joshua Traynor, Senior Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)


Kevin Cox, Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Company's Data Article

Cyber Risks and Your Business Video

Travelers Shares Information Regarding Data Breaches

On October 17th at 12pm ET, attend PRIMA's NCSAM webinar.  Learn about the Ever-Changing Cyber Landscape. Register for the webinar. 


WEEK 4: Dark Web


Robert Karas, Director, National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Anatomy of a Main Street Hack

5 Types of Cyber Criminals and How to Protect Against Them

Cyber Insights & Expertise

Travelers Shares Information Regarding Targeted Attacks 


WEEK 5: Cyber Incident Costs


Mark Bristow – Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Hunt and Incident Response Team, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Crisis Communications Planning for a Data Breach

Responding to a Data Breach Takes a Team

Travelers Shines a Light on Cyber Breach Costs

Looking for even more resources? Click here to access PRIMA's archived cyber webinars.