National Cyber Security Alliance Launches Web Portal for 2010 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Free Educational and Promotional Materials Designed to Help Digital Citizens Prepare for National Cyber Security Awareness Month That Kicks Off in October

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010





WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public-private partnership focused on educating a digital citizenry to stay safe and secure online, today launched its National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web portal (LINK: http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam) with information on events, activities, promotions and educational materials to be used in preparation for the online safety month to be held in October.



Anyone - family, employers, consumers, teachers, and students - interested in online safety is encouraged to access the portal, and all materials are free to use.



NCSA, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, sponsors National Cyber Security Awareness Month, now in its seventh year. The three organizations work together to help consumers, schools, businesses and government agencies stay safe online, with October being a special time for public awareness and education.



"National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time where we can come together as a nation to talk openly about the importance of online safety and security," said NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser. "There is so much for us all to learn and do both as digital citizens and as a nation where the Internet is a backbone of our critical infrastructure. October is a chance for us to look at what we've accomplished over the past year, kick off new conversations and educate one another on the best practices for keeping safe online - for us, our community and our country."



The National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web portal hosts an abundance of information including tip sheets, ideas for how to get involved, and additional awareness resources to help organizations and individuals participate in the public awareness and education campaign.



The portal offers printable materials for schools, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement and consumers as well as electronic materials for organizations to incorporate on their own websites. All NCSA materials are free and there is no cost for endorsements or event listings. Of the many resources on the site you will find:



# Tip Sheets: For online gaming, mobile devices, social networking and general Internet safety tips for parents and kids. # Customizable Posters: A National Cyber Security Awareness Month poster that can be customized with a company or association logo or a message to help promote local activities. # Endorsement Forms: Organizations, companies, and government agencies are encouraged to endorse National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is made easy through an online endorsement form. Endorsers can be featured with their logo and web link on NCSA's website. # Event Calendar: The NCSA keeps a calendar of events taking place during October that focus on cybersecurity awareness and education. Organizations are welcome to submit events through NCSA's online form to be included on the October calendar.

About The National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance is a nonprofit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA works to create a culture of cyber security and safety through education and awareness activities. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information.



About National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness month now in its seventh year is a coordinated effort of the National Cyber Security Alliance, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MSISAC).



SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance

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