contents

business
 
CSIA to Support National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Cyber Security Industry Alliance has pronounced its support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an initiative organized each October by the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote online safety for home users, small businesses, students and educators. CSIA will join NCSA and other supporters of National Cyber Security Awareness Month to engage in a national public awareness campaign that includes a series of public service announcements, educational briefings and other special events as well as the distribution of toolkits and lesson plans for educators.

Every October, NCSA and its partners join forces to provide home users, small businesses, students and educators with practical tips and resources for safe online practices as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Supporters of NCSA and the month's activities include representatives from federal, state and local government and the education and business communities. One initiative CSIA is focused on is passage of a Congressional Resolution recognizing the importance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The House passed a resolution last year, and CSIA and the Business Software Alliance are working together to encourage the House and Senate to pass similar resolutions this year. In addition, with leadership from National Association of Attorneys General President Thurbert E. Baker, 41 state Attorney Generals, plus the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, signed a declaration in recognition of the month's activities. This high- level attention to cyber security awareness and education only elevates the importance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and its activities.

Members of the CSIA include Application Security; CA; Citadel Security Software; Citrix Systems; Entrust; F-Secure Corporation; Fortinet; Internet Security Systems; iPass; McAfee; Mirage Networks; PGP Corporation; Qualys; RSA Security; Secure Computing Corporation; Surety; SurfControl; Symantec Corporation; TechGuard Security and Vontu.



write your comments about the article :: 2006 Computing News :: home page