October 10, 2019 — Above Promotions announced its commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October, by becoming a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. In a collaborative effort among global businesses, government agencies, colleges, and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, Above Promotions is committed to this year’s NCSAM theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’ which encourages everyone to #BeCyberSmart through cybersecurity best practices.
“When it comes to cybersecurity issues, internal or external, intended or human errors, hacked devices, network breaches, denials of service, credit card data mishandled, proprietary information shared externally, these incidents are happening daily as we continue to become more connected. As experts in cyber crisis communications preparation, response and restoration, we want to do our part to remind businesses to remain vigilant,” says Above Promotions founder, Ebony Vaz. “Individuals near and abroad will continue to look for ways to take advantage of companies who are not on alert and we want to be a bullhorn in the business community to remind people to not sleep on keeping basic practices in place.”
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. Above Promotions 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 or Above Promotions throughout the month.
About Above Promotions
Above Promotions is a marketing technology and public relations agency located in the Tampa Bay area using its expertise in Information Security, storytelling and network of cybersecurity leaders and tools to help businesses grow and overcome internal and external challenges facing today’s business. As members of InfraGard, (ISC)2 and other organizations, we are united with private and public organizations in protecting businesses. Download your free copy of Above Promotions’ latest white paper “Cyber Crisis Management 2019” at https://abovepromotions.com/cybercrisiswhitepaper/
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 or niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019.
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/.