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KAY IVEY
GOVERNOR
 
OFFICE OF THE
SECRETARY
Hal Taylor
Acting Secretary

September 23, 2015

ALABAMA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCE PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH



ALABAMA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCE PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

[Montgomery, Alabama] The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and Office of Information Technology are joining with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center in celebrating October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015.

“Cyber threats present a real danger in the safety and security of the citizens of Alabama. We want to encourage Alabamians to stop and think before they connect to the Internet,” said Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier.

“Technology plays an essential role in today’s society and the future of our State,” said Secretary of Information Technology Brunson White. “Because of this, Governor Bentley has proclaimed October 2015 Cyber Security Awareness Month. During this month we will partner with local, state, and federal agencies to promote awareness, as well as, tips for private companies, nonprofits, government organizations and citizens. ”

Online security is a shared responsibility and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage all members of the community in a dialogue about emerging cybersecurity issues. NCSAM 2015 will include a series of events across the country hosted by local governments, businesses, non-profits, and academic organizations aimed at increasing each community’s cybersecurity awareness.

Now in its 12th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the first presidential proclamation in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress; federal, state and local governments, as well as leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer, more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.

Please visit www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month for more information about NCSAM.

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