National Cybersecurity Month - Media Advisory

Posted 10/15/2020
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WHAT:
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Now in its 17 year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

The theme of 2020 is “Do Your Part.  #BeCyberSmart.”  This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

WHY:
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month tries to help you stay protected whenever and however you connect to the Internet because cyber-criminals are constantly working to scam you.

Possible cybersecurity issues pertaining to the upcoming election have been a hot topic by many recently.

WHO:
DMACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity, a Cybersecurity diploma, as well as a Cybersecurity certificate and an E-Discovery certificate.            

DMACC Cybersecurity Chair Jeremy Hoffmann is available for media interviews pertaining to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

CONTACT:
Dan Ivis, DMACC Marketing & Public Relations at (515) 238-5358 and he will set up a time to interview Jeremy Hoffmann.
 
WHEN:
Jeremy Hoffmann will be available for interviews throughout the month of October—National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  

TOPICS:        
Possible topics that Professor Hoffmann could address include:

  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Scams
  • Phishing
  • Passwords
  • Cybersecurity at Work
  • Cybersecurity while Traveling
  • Social Media Cybersecurity
  • Protecting your Digital Home
  • Cybersecurity with election results     

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