National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What It Is & How Restech Is Joining this Global Effort

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What It Is & How Restech Is Joining this Global Effort

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and it's the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of online safety and privacy. We encourage everyone, whether at work, school or at home, to take proactive steps to enhance personal and collective cybersecurity.

Restech is excited to announce that we are a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month champion. We are proud to join a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. The initiative is co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance 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 businesses, every employee can help prevent malicious cyber-attacks by establishing effective cybersecurity best practices, which include digital and non-digital methods. Cybersecurity is an essential factor to the success of any business or organization and we strongly encourage collaborative efforts across all sectors.

Throughout October, Restech will be sharing resources, information and tips on proactive ways to stay safe online. We are committed to helping organizations with the resources necessary to improve their cybersecurity.

We are hosting a free lunch and learn on October 24 in New Orleans to educate local organizations on the importance of cybersecurity awareness and how it can help protect an organization's assets. Please visit this link for more information and to reserve your seats. 

 

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About Restech

Restech is a full suite IT and cybersecurity firm located in Metairie, Louisiana. Restech started over 25 years ago with a passion to help small to mid-sized businesses consistently succeed with the technology and cybersecurity they need to grow and compete. Today, we are a trusted technology partner to over 500 companies in a number of industries throughout Louisiana. Our diverse team of highly trained and certified engineers can proactively expand your business capabilities in cost-effective ways. 

About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam.

About NCSA

NCSA is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; American Express; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; CertNexus; Cisco; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Infosec; Intel Corporation; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; NXP Semiconductors; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Symantec Corporation; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/about/.

 

 

 

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