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For immediate release: October 5, 2016
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, October 5 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is once again observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month by being an official cybersecurity champion. For the 13th consecutive year, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the National Cybersecurity Alliance are promoting cyber security awareness, safety and security online. Once again, NASCIO is partnering with these organizations to officially show support and promote a safer, more secure and trusted Internet.

To further promote cybersecurity awareness, NASCIO will release an updated version of the State Cybersecurity Resource Guide later this month, which observes the awareness, training, and educational initiatives available throughout the states.

The updated guide will include examples of state awareness programs and initiatives. This is an additional resource of best-practice information, together with an interactive state map to allow users to drilldown to the actual resources that states have developed or are using to promote cyber awareness.

“Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for our state CIOs,” said Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director. “NASCIO supports the states’ efforts in cybersecurity not only during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but all year long with research and publications that advance cybersecurity as a top priority. NASCIO applauds the states for bringing attention to the importance of online safety and security by hosting and highlighting their own state programs and resources throughout the month of October.”

Cybersecurity resources and advocacy efforts can be found on NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Awareness resource page at www.nascio.org/cybersecurity

To learn more about participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit www.staysafeonline.org. Consider joining NASCIO and becoming a cybersecurity awareness champion today.

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