Mathews County Promotes Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Mathews County Joins Far-Reaching Initiative to Promote the Awareness of Online Safety and Privacy for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 1, 2019 — Mathews County today announced its commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to this year’s NCSAM theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’ which encourages everyone to #BeCyberSmart through cybersecurity best practices.
Mathews County and the Mathews Memorial Library will be holding two informational sessions to update citizens about the current cybersecurity landscape and to provide tips on how to make their online interactions safer.
Two Cyber Security Awareness sessions will be held at the Mathews Memorial Library located at 251 Main Street, Mathews VA 23109. Both sessions will be held on October 23rd and will contain the same information. The first session will begin at 1:30 PM and the second session will begin at 6:30 PM. These sessions are expected to last approximately one hour, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information you may contact Chuck Huntley by email at email@example.com or by phone at (804) 725-7095.
Now in its 16th year, NCSAM continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing all Americans with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Mathews County 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 NCSAM 2019 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.