Forget the World Series and Halloween, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCASM). It may not be as tasty as National Pizza Month—which is also celebrated in October--but it’s more important if you value your privacy.
You would think cybersecurity was already in the national consciousness what with Yahoo! personal data from 500 million accounts being hacked, the Democratic National Committee being hacked, and Donald Trump calling out the imaginary 400 pound hacker in the first presidential debate. But there is clearly more work to be done to make folks understand that they need to take the issue seriously.
NCSAM is a collaborative effort, first declared by President Barack Obama in 2015, between the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security that aims to help U.S. citizens protect their data in the online marketplace. The theme of this year’s NCSAM is to “Stop.Think.Connect.” Consumers who use the internet need to “take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences” of online actions and behaviors and “enjoy the benefits of the internet,” according to a NCSAM fact sheet. Combating cybersecurity threats is a collaborative effort ranging from consumer protection to fighting cybercrime on the national security level, it said.
U.S. states have kicked off this month with events that bring together public and private sector stakeholders to discuss leading trends and major issues in cybersecurity. Washington and Hawaii, to name a few, have actively promoted the event. The Washington state event will feature Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill—the first U.S. Federal Chief Information Security Officer.
Even our neighbors across the pond are putting on their cybersecurity party hats. The European Network & Information Security Agency (ENISA), the European Banking Federation and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre kicked off the month with a Sept. 30 event that discussed four central themes: security in banking, cyber safety, cybersecurity training and mobile malware. The goal of the kick-off event, in addition to the full cybersecurity month, is to promote cybersecurity among EU citizens and advocates by raising awareness of cybersecurity and information security issues and providing best practices.
If cybersecurity fans miss out on a chance to celebrate this month don’t worry. According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the cybersecurity industry is set to grow from $122.45 billion in 2016 to $202.36 billion by 2021. Cybersecurity enthusiasts may have the next decade, if not century, to celebrate the proliferation of the industry.
To keep up with the constantly evolving world of privacy and security sign up for the Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Update.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)