Immaculata University Becomes a “Champion” of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018

Immaculata University Becomes a "Champion" of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018

IMMACULATA, PA — Immaculata University announced that it has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018. Immaculata is joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

A multi-layered and far-reaching campaign held annually in October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official Champion, Immaculata recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.

“Because Immaculata offers a unique bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, we feel obligated to be an advocate for increasing everyone’s awareness about being safe and secure online,” stated Dr. George Schwartz, the director of the Cybersecurity program.

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Co-founded and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, government entities, the military, educational institutions and young people nationally and internationally. NCSAM 2017 was an unprecedented success, generating 4,316 news stories – an increase of 68 percent in comparison to NCSAM 2016’s media coverage. Kicking off its 15th year, NCSAM 2018 presents an unparalleled opportunity to leverage the month’s tremendous adoption growth over the last several years and expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.

“The Champion program continues to be a such a strong foundation for National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing and impactful success. In 2017, 1,050 organizations enlisted to support the month ¬– a 21-percent increase from the previous year,” said Russ Schrader, NCSA’s executive director. “We are thankful to our 2018 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity, online safety awareness and the opportunity to protect our privacy.”

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As part of Immaculata University’s NCSAM efforts, it will be hosting its second speaking event in the semi-annual Preparedness & Resilience series on the evening of October 25th at 6:00 PM. The speaker is Mr. Franco Cappa, the regional Cyber Security Advisor with the Office of Cybersecurity & Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His topic is “Homeland Security Perspectives for Building Cyber Security Capacity, Capability, & Resilience.” The event is free and open to the public. More information and registration is available at mychesco.com/events/preparedness-resilience-speaker-series.

Source: Immaculata University

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