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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

New York, Oct 04, 2004

Working in collaboration with several government and industry partners – including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, and many private-sector companies and organizations – the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is launching National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October 2004. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an intensive awareness campaign reaching out to consumers, small businesses, youth and other stakeholders to raise awareness of understanding and practicing computer security essentials.

NCSA conducts cyber security awareness campaigns to help computer users take advantage of technologies and best practices to improve their cyber safety. The organization will provide access to tips, toolkits and other online resources to learn how to protect themselves-and the connected networks-from such threats as viruses, worms, hacker attackers, phishing, identity theft, spyware and more.

“NCSA is the Department of Homeland Security’s partner for cyber security awareness and education outreach for home user, small business, and education audiences. DHS encourages computer users to go to to learn more about how to stay safe online,” said Amit Yoran, director, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security.

The ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) is also working with DHS and the National Cyber Security Partnership regarding cyber security standards, and may develop a workshop in this area.

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