September 24, 2019
C&K Systems Joins 2019 National Cyber Security Awareness Month as 2nd Year Champion
C&K Systems today announced its renewed commitment to National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to this year’s NCSAM theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’ which encourages everyone to #BeCyberSmart through cybersecurity best practices.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019 Theme and Key Messages
Now in its 16th year, NCSAM continues to build momentum with the underlying goal of providing all Americans with the information they need to stay safe and more secure while online at work or at home. This year’s initiative envelopes the following concepts:
Own IT – Understanding Your Digital Profile.
Being constantly connected and on the go in our daily lives provides many opportunities for our personal information to become vulnerable and even compromised. By understanding how to safeguard your information while using modern connected devices, we can remain vigilant and secure.
Secure IT: Secure Your Digital Profile:
By applying multiple layers of defense through the use of good habits like using strong passwords or multi-factor authentication, we can limit and possibly altogether prevent the exposure of our personal information to cybercriminals. As technology evolves, so should our security best practices.
Protect IT: Maintain Your Digital Profile
We leave digital trails behind every move we make online. Practicing better “cyber hygiene” to be better managers of our online privacy settings can help protect our privacy and limit cybercrimes.
C&K Systems is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, executive director, NCSA.
For more information about 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month. Or you can contact us for additional tips and resources.
About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, the initiative 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 https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ or https://niccs.us-cert.gov/about-niccs/featured-stories/do-your-part-becybersmart-october-national-cybersecurity-awareness.
NCSA is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; American Express; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; CertNexus; Cisco; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Infosec; Intel Corporation; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; NXP Semiconductors; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Symantec Corporation; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo.
NCSA’s core efforts include National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/about/.