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For immediate release: September 27, 2018
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, September 27 — 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 15th consecutive year, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the National Cyber Security 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.

NASCIO kicked off a webinar series leading up to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by highlighting some of the most important cybersecurity issues impacting states today. Future and past recordings can be found at www.nascio.org/cyberseries.

To further support cybersecurity awareness, NASCIO will release the 2018 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study, the fifth of its kind, at the NASCIO Annual Conference in San Diego this October. This bi-annual study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers. Past cyber studies can be found at www.nascio.org/stateofcyber.

‘’With cybersecurity remaining as the top state CIO priority for the past five years, it’s important for NASCIO to continue to convey the significance of online safety and security as a champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month,’’ said Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director. ‘’NASCIO applauds states for their continued effort in making cybersecurity awareness top of mind by hosting events and highlighting their own state programs and resources throughout the month of October. NASCIO will continue to support states and state CIOs for their continued efforts in cybersecurity not only during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but all year long.’’

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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