Declaring October 2019 Cybersecurity Awareness Month
DECLARING OCTOBER 2019
NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, Curry County recognizes that it has a vital role in identifying, protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats that may have significant impact to our individual and collective security and privacy; and
WHEREAS, critical infrastructure sectors are increasingly reliant on information systems and technology to support financial services, energy, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, health care, and emergency response systems; and
WHEREAS, the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign serves as the National Cybersecurity Public Awareness Campaign, implemented through a coalition of private companies, nonprofit and government organizations, as well as academic institutions working together to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online; and
WHEREAS, maintaining cyberspace security is a shared responsibility in which each of us has a critical role to play, and awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of Curry County’s information, infrastructure, and economy; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Government of the United States of America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov/cyber), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (http://msisac.cisecurity.org), the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (www.nascio.org), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (www.staysafeonline.org) all recognize October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month; and all citizens are encouraged to visit these websites, along with the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign website (www.stopthinkconnect.org) to learn about cybersecurity to put that knowledge into practice in their homes, schools, workplaces, and businesses;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Chet Spear, Chairman of Curry County Commission do hereby proclaim October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and encourage the citizens of Curry County to not only learn about, but to also take measures to protect themselves and others from Cybersecurity threats.
DONE this 1st day of October 2019.