US National Cyber Security Month is good time to conduct security audit

September 29, 2012

As countries all around the world become more aware of the importance of good cyber security and vulnerability management, many state governments are bringing in new initiatives designed to inform and educate the public as to how they can stay safe online.

For example, in the USA President Obama has deemed the month of October as the ninth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.

Both the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center are also on board with the initiative, and a number of events have been scheduled around the country to commemorate the month.

In a statement released September 26, NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser encouraged people to make use of the numerous resources available designed to spread the word about cyber security during October.

said Mr Kaiser.

The theme of this year , designed to remind people that the internet is a communal space and that everyone needs to do their part in order to keep it safe and secure.

It is important to remember that the internet is a global community and cyber security should be a concern for any business, whether they be located in the USA or abroad.

Organisations in Australia may want to commemorate Cyber Security Awareness Month themselves by organising a security audit in order to ensure their level of vulnerability management is up to scratch.

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