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Press Release | Oct. 2, 2015

Director's Statement: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Since 2003, the President has been designating October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The importance of cyber security continues to grow as cyber risks increase. Recent attacks against the Federal Government and industry demonstrate the ongoing challenges of securely protecting networks and proprietary information. As the threats escalate and become more sophisticated, so must our vigilance and the resources we use to thwart them.

NSA/CSS, along with the Department of Homeland Security, is committed to working with our partners in Government and industry nationally and internationally to raise cyber security awareness while protecting individuals' civil liberties, privacy, and civil rights. Throughout October, there will be multiple opportunities to learn about cyber hygiene, participate in events, and acquire tips you can share with friends and family. Activities are organized by the following weekly themes:

  • Week 1:  General Cyber Security Awareness
  • Week 2:  Creating a Culture of Cyber Security at Work
  • Week 3:  Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected
  • Week 4:  Your Evolving Digital Life
  • Week 5:  Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
Director, NSA/Chief, CSS