National Cyber Security Awareness Month to Launch at 2014 NASCIO Annual Conference

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Launch brings together IT leaders from state, local, federal
government and 
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LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, September 3 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced today that National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) will kick off at the NASCIO Annual Conference on October 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. The program will feature remarks by White House Cyber Security advisor Michael Daniel; federal, state and local partners; and panel sessions featuring both the public and private sector.

In its 11th year, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and individual cyber hygiene. NASCIO will be joined by federal partners, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), Public Technology Institute (PTI), key state and local leaders, private sector stakeholders, and members of the public for an engaging morning dedicated to this vital subject.

NASCIO President and Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Craig Orgeron said, “Cyber security continues to be a top issue for state CIO’s, which is why NASCIO is so pleased to be hosting the NCSAM launch. We welcome our federal, local and industry partners for an informative discussion and productive program.”

The event will take place at the Omni Nashville and attendance is open to all public and private industry partners. To register, visit NASCIO’s website: www.NASCIO.org/NCSAMregistration  

About NASCIO

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The primary state government members are senior officials who have executive level and statewide responsibility for information technology leadership. State officials who are involved in agency level information technology management may participate as state members. Representatives from other public sector and non-profit organizations may also participate as associate members. Private sector firms may join as corporate members and participate in the Corporate Leadership Council. For more information about NASCIO visit www.nascio.org.

AMR Management Services provides NASCIO’s executive staff. For more information about AMR visit www.AMRms.com/.

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