Russ Schrader: October 2, 2018

WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT OUR NATION’S ONLINE INFRASTRUCTURE

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Begins October 1st

15TH ANNUAL NCSAM SPARKS A CALL-TO-ACTION TO JOIN THE GREATER AWARENESS EFFORT BECAUSE CYBERSECURITY IS OUR SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

Russ Schrader

Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

 

Our online and offline lives go hand in hand. With the technology that surrounds us, our homes, shared well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are all impacted by the internet.  National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on October 1st and this year, there is a strong focus on the role we all play in protecting our online lives and contributing to a safer, more secure and trusted internet. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance co-lead NCSAM ‒ which is a massive, collaborative effort to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.  Both the public and organizations of all sizes must work together to improve awareness of the basic steps to help protect the internet. In addition, building a strong, cyber secure workforce is key to everyone’s safety.

Protecting the internet is “Our Shared Responsibility”, therefore, NCSAM 2018 will address specific challenges and identify opportunities for behavioral change. Each week will highlight a different theme designed to raise awareness across a range of topics.

 

Week 1: Oct. 1-5     THEME: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Week 2: Oct. 8-12   THEME: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity

Week 3: Oct. 15-19 THEME: It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

Week 4: Oct. 22-26 THEME: Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

 

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

 

NCSA Executive Director Russ Schrader will be available for interviews on Tuesday, October 2nd 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. He can also discuss the importance of workplace cybersecurity, predictions for where the future of the internet is heading and how to everyone can help to protect the internet.   

 

More About Russ Schrader

Russ Schrader is the executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. Mr. Schrader serves as general counsel and chief privacy officer for Commerce Signals Inc., a startup based in the Bay Area and Charlotte specializing in permissioned sharing of data in a privacy-centric environment. In addition, he is a former senior vice president and was the first chief privacy officer of Visa Inc. Mr. Schrader was responsible for privacy and data security policies and issues and was a principal legal liaison for financial institutions on regulatory issues. He has written about and taught data and cybersecurity, privacy, payments innovation and electronic commerce issues.  Mr. Schrader holds a J.D. from Duke University, an MBA in finance from New York University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.

 

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