Michael Kaiser & Princess Young: September 27, 2017

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH REMINDS ALL DIGITAL CITIZENS THAT ONLINE SAFETY AND SECURITY IS A SHARED GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

14TH ANNUAL NCSAM SPARKS A CALL-TO-ACTION TO JOIN THE GREATER AWARENESS EFFORT

 

   

 

MICHAEL KAISER

Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

 

 

 

PRINCESS YOUNG

Program Lead for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C)

 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on October 1st and this year, there is a stronger global focus on cybersecurity. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance co-founded and now lead NCSAM, which is a massive global effort to educate millions of internet users about the importance of online safety and security. Everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and trusted internet. Both the general public and organizations of all sizes must work together to improve awareness of the basic steps to stay safer and more secure online. NCSAM 2017 will remind all digital citizens that online safety and security is a “shared global responsibility.” focus on the digital safety challenges facing consumers and businesses and share actionable tips and user-friendly resources. Each week will highlight a different theme designed to raise awareness across a range of topics.

Week 1: Oct. 2-6     THEME: STOP. THINK. CONNECT™: Simple Steps to Online Safety

Week 2: Oct. 9-13     THEME: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

Week 3: Oct. 16-20     THEME: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

Week 4: Oct. 23-27     THEME: The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

Week 5: Oct. 30-31     THEME: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

For more information, please visit: www.staysafeonline.org

DHS Princess Young and NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser will be available for interviews on Wednesday, September 27th to provide expert tips on how to stay safe online and discuss how anyone who uses the internet can get involved in the month’s activities and events. They can also discuss the importance of workplace cybersecurity, predictions for where the future of the internet is heading, to how to avoid cyber threats.

 

More About Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies’ ‒ business, government, and other non-profit organizations ‒ in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to strengthen the nation’s cyber infrastructure, including leadership of NCSA’s premier outreach and awareness campaign, National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

 

More About Princess Young:

Princess Young serves as the Program Lead for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C).  Her team promotes and advances cybersecurity awareness, outreach, education, training, and workforce development throughout public and private sectors. Princess and her team plan and implement the federal and national execution of National Cyber Security Awareness Month each year.

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