An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

United States – Campaign 2 – National Cyber-Security Awareness Campaign Challenge

The National Cyber-Security Awareness Campaign Challenge

‘is a competition to find the most effective and creative plan for education the American public about Cyber-Security.’




Campaign Name:

‘National Cyber-Security Awareness Campaign Challenge’, hosted by Safe Internet Alliance and National Cyber-Security Alliance


U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Safe Internet Alliance-Under the Obama Administration

Main URL:


Application must be submitted before April 29, 2010, the results have not been announced. The campaign is still in process.


Not Applicable

Topics covered:

Personal Internet security, and safe practices for personal Internet and computer use

Target Audience:

All United States citizens


– President Obama is reaching out to the public through methods U.S. citizens propose are the most efficient method to spreading the word of Cyber-Security

– United States citizens respond to the Challenge by submitting methods they believe will best spread awareness of Cyber-Security threats people face, and how to retain Cyber-Security.


The results of the campaign have not been published. They will be revealed in October 2010, which is the United States’ National Cyber-Security Awareness Month.

Additional Information:

According to the campaign, Cyber-Security is ‘one of the most serious economic and national security challenges’ the United States must face. The campaign urges citizens to play an active role in securing cyberspace if they wish to ensure the safety of their families and communities online

The winners of the challenge will meet with the Department to assist with the National Cyber-Security Awareness Campaign in October. The results of the competition have not been released yet, but will be revealed in October 2010


1. ‘Cyber-Security: Our Shared Challenge’ Homeland Security <> (accessed 20 May 2010).