National Cyber Security Awareness Month to Launch at 2014 NASCIO Annual Conference

Launch brings together IT leaders from state, local, federal 
government and 
private industry

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, September 3 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced today that National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) will kick off at the NASCIO Annual Conference on October 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. The program will feature remarks by White House Cyber Security advisor Michael Daniel; federal, state and local partners; and panel sessions featuring both the public and private sector.

In its 11th year, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and individual cyber hygiene. NASCIO will be joined by federal partners, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), Public Technology Institute (PTI), key state and local leaders, private sector stakeholders, and members of the public for an engaging morning dedicated to this vital subject.

NASCIO President and Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Craig Orgeron said, “Cyber security continues to be a top issue for state CIO’s, which is why NASCIO is so pleased to be hosting the NCSAM launch. We welcome our federal, local and industry partners for an informative discussion and productive program.”

The event will take place at the Omni Nashville and attendance is open to all public and private industry partners.