National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated every October since its inception in 2004, was created as a collaborative effort between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and the shared responsibility citizens and businesses have to help secure the Internet.
We live in a world dominated by Internet connectivity. As individuals, we use it at home, in school, at work and on-the-go via mobile devices. Businesses rely on the Internet to the extent that it has become central to the operations of most companies. Today’s growing deluge of digital information makes it difficult for agencies to protect against cyber attacks in a constantly evolving threat landscape. As our lives become increasingly digitized through online financial transactions, electronic healthcare records, wearable devices and more, the security of those transactions and infrastructure that supports them becomes increasingly important. This shared responsibility of individuals and businesses is the theme of NCSAM: Our Shared Responsibility.
Throughout the month of October, ModernGov will be featuring content touching on the topic of cyber security including posts on complex event processing, the Internet of Things, real-time cyber security insights, and situational awareness, as well as a roundup of NCSAM activities and resources shared by government agencies.
For more information and resources about NCSAM, visit the NCSA website and follow #NCSAM on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. For information on how Software AG Government Services can help bring real-time insights into your cyber arsenal, visit our website. And don’t forget to subscribe to ModernGov so you don’t miss NCSAM posts and resources throughout October.