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For immediate release: September 22, 2015
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, September 22 — In support of the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the National Cybersecurity Alliance, to promote cyber awareness, safety, and security during the month of October. 

To mark the annual awareness month, NASCIO today released its 2015 edition of the State Cybersecurity Resource Guide to observe the awareness, training, and educational initiatives available throughout the states. The updated guide includes new information from state technology offices and provides listings of state awareness programs and initiatives, links to state security awareness pages, and contact information for the state chief information security officer. 

“Cybersecurity remains a top issue for state CIOs and their staff,” said Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director. “We applaud the states for their commitment to cyber awareness and 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.”

The 2015 NASCIO Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Guide, along with additional cybersecurity resources and advocacy efforts, may 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

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