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Cyber Security Awareness Month for partners


In this partner toolkit:

What is Get Cyber Safe?

Get Cyber Safe is a public awareness campaign led by the Communications Security Establishment, with advice from its Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, to inform Canadians about the simple steps they can take to stay safe online. Get Cyber Safe is the Canadian lead for Cyber Security Awareness Month.

What is Cyber Security Awareness Month?

CSAM is an internationally recognized campaign held every October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security.

What is new this year?

For #CyberMonth2022, we’re fighting phishing to ruining a cyber criminal's day. Phishing is a cyber criminal’s attempt to get sensitive information by pretending to be a legitimate sender like a bank or a government organization. Phishing is the third most common scam in Canada. If you have an email address or a phone number, use social media, or browse the internet, chances are you’ve received a phishing message.

We’ve divided the campaign into weekly themes. Each week throughout October, we’ll examine how to recover from phishing scams, how to recognize them, how to prevent them, and how to help others stay safe.

October 3-7
Week 1: You got phished

  • How to tell if you have been hacked/phished
  • Change passwords and upgrade passwords to passphrases
  • Enable anti-virus software
  • Enable automatic software updates
  • Back up your data
  • Report the scam


October 10-14
Week 2: Where, why and how it happens

  • Types of phishing (email, phone, online shopping, gaming, social media and direct messages)
  • Phishing trends (banking, romance scams, event-based scams)
  • Social engineering
  • Malware and ransomware


October 17-21
Week 3: Prevention

  • Use strong and unique passwords and passphrases
  • Use a password manager
  • Enable multi-factor authentication
  • Regularly back up your important data


October 24-28
Week 4: Putting it all together

  • Learn to spot the signs of a phishing campaign
  • Share resources with others


Learn more about #CyberMonth2022 themes

Why become a champion?

Champions are key to the success of CSAM and the Get Cyber Safe campaign. The more Canadians learn about staying safe online, the more resilient we’ll all be against cyber threats. The best way to raise awareness about cyber security is to have more organizations involved — and that includes partners like you! Being a cyber month champion helps show your audience that you care about their cyber security.

How you can get involved

Being a cyber month champion is simple and impactful. We have prepared some helpful resources to get you started right away — here’s what you can do:

  • Plan an internal message to your organization about Cyber Security Awareness Month.
  • Plan social media content for your organization. Use our pre-crafted messages as a start, and remember to use #GetCyberSafe, #CyberMonth2022, #Cyber and #Cybersecurity.
  • Update your profile photos and social media headers. The ones in our partner resources can be co-branded!
  • Show us what you’re doing – reach out to collaborate, tag us in your posts and share your successes with us!

Cyber Security Awareness Month on social media

Want to promote cyber month on your social media accounts? We’re here to make it as easy as possible with pre-crafted posts for use on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus accompanying social media graphics.

Create your own content

Feeling creative and want to draft your own content? Great! We encourage you to use our other Cyber Security Awareness Month resources to help with your own content development, or share any of our existing infographics, blog posts and videos.

Don’t forget to use #CyberMonth2022 or tag us when you post to be part of the conversation!

Download resources

Social media tips and tricks

  • Use images when you can. Posts with relevant images get more views, likes and comments than ones that don’t.
  • Include video content. Get Cyber Safe has many video resources you can share with your audience.
  • Ask questions. Engaging content like quizzes and polls are great for keeping your audience interested and engaged.

Cyber Security Awareness Month champion social media posts

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Contact Get Cyber Safe

Thanks for helping to keep Canadians safe by promoting cyber security! If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information on the Get Cyber Safe campaign, please contact us:


Toll free: 1-833-CYBER-88 (1-833-292-3788)

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