October 2011 marks the eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month.   And, given the serious threat issues surrounding the topic of cybersecurity, it is important to note that every individual internet user, every community dependent on the internet, and every organization leveraging the use of the internet has an important role to play in securing cyberspace and ensuring the safety of themselves, their families, their communities and their work place environments online.

This year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance  (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center  (MS-ISAC).

Through a series of events and initiatives across the country, Awareness Month engages public and private sector partners to raise awareness and educate Americans about cybersecurity, and increase the resiliency of the Nation and its cyber infrastructure.

Consistent with the Awareness Month theme that cyber security is our shared responsibility; our staff invites you to join with thousands of other individuals across the country, who have pledged their commitment to online safety. By signing the MS-ISAC Cyber Security Pledge you are affirming that you will take security seriously and use good practices both at home and at work.

Pass this information along to those individuals you know in your family, in your community and in those risk management and PS-Prep strategy planning teams where you work.

Click here  to find out how everyone can do their part to practice cybersecurity during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and throughout the year.

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