​​​Since 2004, the President designates October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—in coordination with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)—supports this designation by proactively advancing preparedness through increased awareness and information sharing. Now in its 11th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month promotes cybersecurity through events and initiatives.

As a partner in the DHS Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign, NACo is proud to promote NCSAM and the importance of online safety.

Throughout the month of October NACo will be highlighting the issue of cybersecurity in County News, on the NACo website and on the NACo social media channels. We hope you will join our efforts to promote this issue. Online safety and security are shared responsibilities; together we can positively impact our online community.

​​Bert Jarreau
Chief Innovation Officer

Chris Rodgers
Taskforce Chair
Douglas County, NE​

 Cyber For Counties Guidebook


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Counties must plan to respond to cyber attacks the way they to plan to manage blizzards, epidemics and other emergencies: determine which assets are at risk, their worth to the county, and implement security controls to protect them.



 NACo Podcasts – Cybersecurity: Voices of the County

NACo Podcasts – Cybersecurity: Voices of the County​

As we approach the age of Cyber everything, whether in our smart devices, our homes, our business or our government, life in America’s counties is becoming more connected to the internet. NACo continues to be on the forefront of bringing cybersecurity awareness to counties. Today we hear three different stories concerning cyber, and the experts joining share their experiences and opinions around cybersecurity in counties.


 2015 Cyber Webinar Programs


 2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Proclamation


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In an effort to recognize October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NACo Cyber Task Force Chair, Chris Rodgers and the Cyber for Counties Task Force are urging counties to show support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October by issuing proclamations.

Each October, NCSAM reminds us that being safer and more secure online is a shared responsibility— and each of us has an important role to play. The sample proclamation is attached. If your county issues the proclamation we want to hear about it! Please make sure you let us know! We want to recognize all of our counties that are signed on with this effort!​

+Download the proclamation


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