Cyber Security Month - October 2012
NAME of County
WHEREAS, counties recognize the vital role that the Internet and information technology play in their county staffs and residents daily lives,
WHEREAS, counties understand that critical sectors are increasingly reliant on information systems to support financial services, energy, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, health care, and emergency response systems; and
WHEREAS, Internet users and the nation’s information infrastructure face an increasing threat of malicious cyber attack, loss of privacy from spyware and adware and significant financial and personal privacy losses due to identity theft and fraud; and
WHEREAS, National Association of Counties President Chris Rodgers has established Cyber Security Awareness as a principal focus of his term and is encouraging the nation’s county governments to enhance their cyber security efforts and encourage their citizens to adopt secure online practices , and
WHEREAS, The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign (http://stopthinkconnect.org/) is a national effort coordinated by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online; and
WHEREAS, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (www.msisac.org) is designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a key resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation’s state, local, territorial and tribal governments, and
WHEREAS, maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility in which each of us has a critical role, and awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of INSERT NAME OF YOUR COUNTY information infrastructure and economy; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (www.staysafeonline.org) have declared October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month; and all citizens are encouraged to visit their sites, along with INSERT YOUR LOCAL GOVT CYBER SECURITY AGENCY URL to learn about cyber security and put that knowledge into practice in their homes, schools, workplaces, and businesses.
Now, therefore, I, ________________________, chief elected official of the County of INSERT NAME OF YOUR COUNTY do hereby proclaim the month of October 2012 as:
Cyber Security Awareness Month
in the County of INSERT NAME OF YOUR COUNTY.