NASCIO Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is once again observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by being an official cybersecurity champion. 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.

This year, NCSAM will emphasize “personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.” This year’s theme is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. and will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices and ecommerce security.

“NASCIO applauds those states who have issued proclamations to recognize October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and calls on everyone to commit their support to helping raise awareness about the importance of securing cyberspace,” said NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson.

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