October 1, 2021 — CyberSafeNV is happy announce our commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), held annually in October, as a Champion, to join in the growing global efforts of promoting the awareness of online safety and privacy. Cybersecurity Awareness Month 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. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ and cisa.gov/ncsam. We are proud to say we’ve been partnering with NCSA and CISA for CSAM since our inception in2012.
The overarching message of this year’s theme, The theme for the month is, ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’ If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.
Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. CyberSafeNV 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 Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit www.cybersafenv.org. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.
In 2012, the Nevada Governor’s office was awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to strengthen the State’s cyber security posture through a Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) program. This program engaged industry and community leaders like CEOs, CFOs, VPs, Mayors, County Commissioners, Council Members, City Managers, Directors, etc. across the State to initiate community-wide cyber security awareness and enhancement.
After a series of seminars, workshops and exercises, one of the opportunities identified during this effort was the need to continue to increase community awareness of cyber security practices. Therefore, a sub-committee was formed and chartered to continue this work. That sub-committee has now evolved into the non-profit organization known as CyberSafeNV.
Our Vision Statement:
“A Nevada capable of meeting the cyber security challenges of today and tomorrow”.
Our Mission statement:
“Through education and awareness, strengthen Nevada residents’ and businesses’ understanding of safe, responsible and secure computing and Internet practices”.
Please watch out for our weekly posting on cybersecurity tips throughout this month.