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NCSA preps for national cybersecurity awareness month

Announcing the site, Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA, said that the theme of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month this year is `Our Shared Responsibility.'

"We can only secure cyberspace if everyone gets involved in making sure that all computer users engage in safe and secure practices to protect the computers and networks they use," he said.

"October is a rallying point for everyone to get involved in educating their employees, customers, students, neighbors, friends, and family. The portal is designed to make participation easy," he added.

Kaiser went on to say that the user-friendly site on cybersecurity provides a wealth of collateral to foster participation - especially in the educational sector - during October.

According to the NCSA's executive director, from printable collateral to school curriculum for volunteers, the site is divided into easily navigable sections with ideas and opportunities for spreading safe and secure online practices.

Features of the site include customizable posters, media tools, endorsement forms and school volunteer program templates and reading materials on cybersecurity.

The NCSA is a not-for-profit organization that, through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, seeks to encourage the secure and safe use of the internet by US citizens.

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