October 2017 is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. During the month of October, the Department and the NCSA reach out to all Americans, public and private sector partners, and the international community about cyber threats and offers tips and best practices concerning how to stay safe online.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed each October since its inception in 2004 in the United States of America. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, Cyber Security Awareness Month encourages vigilance and protection by all computer users.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. (With material from: Wikipedia)