Championing National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)October 7, 2016
Every year since 2016, Generali Global Assistance (GGA) has proudly championed National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We join other businesses, government agencies, universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in supporting this global cyber awareness month aimed at promoting online safety awareness.
NCSAM is recognized every October and is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The inception of this cyber awareness month was a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information.
Commitment to Cyber Awareness Month
As a people-first company committed to providing businesses and employers with superior identity and digital protection services, we are proud to support this important cyber awareness month to educate companies and consumers about the cybersecurity risks facing them and ways to mitigate those risks.
“We are thankful to our Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Each year we highlight themes relevant to businesses, their customers, and their employees in blogs and infographics all month long; including best practices in the workplace, cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, and careers in identity management. We participate as guests on NCSAM’s Twitter chats which they hold throughout the month of October, as well as periodically throughout the year. To follow the Twitter chats follow hashtag #ChatSTC or view transcripts of past ones on Storify.
For more information about NCSAM and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam and for additional identity protection insights, subscribe to our newsletter. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month of October.
About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Kicking off its 15th year in 2018, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public – and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which include representatives from ADP; AT&T Services, Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; BlackBerry Corporation; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; Logical Operations; Microsoft Corp.; PayPal; PKWARE; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Raytheon; SANS Institute; and Visa Inc. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (January 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign led by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), with federal government leadership from DHS. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits, and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. on Facebook and Twitter and visiting stopthinkconnect.org.