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[September 30, 2016]

Washington State Office of Cybersecurity Partners with U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Kick Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). As the countdown to NCSAM begins, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with companies around the globe, are working to improve awareness of the steps needed to stay safer and more secure online.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This year, the Washington State Office of Cybersecurity will be kicking off NCSAM at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue Washington next Tuesday – Wednesday, October 4-5th, with simultaneous presentations taking place in Spokane on October 5th. Open to the public, this two-day event will bring together representatives from the private sector, research, and government agencies including Microsoft, Orrick, Avista, the Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions, Joint Base Lewis–McChord, the State Department of Commerce and Whatcom Community College. 

WHO:  National experts explore today's major cybersecurity issues with opening remarks from Governor Jay Inslee and members of Washington State's congressional delegation

Featured speakers include:

  • Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill, the nation's first Federal Chief Information Security Officer
  • Patrick Massey, Regional Director, Office of Infrastructure Protection, DHS
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance          
  • Aravind Swaminathan, Global Chair of the Cybersecuity and Data Privacy Team, Orrick
  • Steve Marshall, Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions
  • Alex Alben, Washington State's Chief Privacy Officer
  • Stuart McKee, CTO, state and local government, Microsoft
  • Brig. Gen. John Tuohy, assistant adjutant general Washington Air National Guard
  • Michael Cockrill, Washington State CIO
  • David Morris, Washington State Office of CyberSecurity

WHAT:  NCSAM 2016, Cyber Preparedness – From Drones and Driverless Cars to the Business of Cybersecurity and Cyber Workforces

Bellevue Washington topics:

  • Drones, Atonomous Vehicles
  • Panel: Consumer Privacy
  • Critical Infrastructure – Emergency Management
  • Developing the Cybersecurity Workforce (Higher Education and K-12 Education)
  • Small Business Workshop: Cybersecurity for Business…Made Simple


Spokane Washington topics:

  • Smart Grids and Next Generation Power Systems
  • Small Business Workshop: Cybersecurity for Business…Made Simple
  • Panel: Cybersecurity in Education

WHEN:  Tuesday – Wednesday October 4-5th, 2016

WHERE:    
October 4-5th (Bellevue)
The Hyatt Regency
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

October 5th (Spokane
Spokane Falls Community College (Building 24 - Room 110)
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA 99224

Join the event via Livestream beginning at 8:30am PDT. To view, go to www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.

HOW:  Registrations for can be made through EventBrite for Bellevue or Spokane.                       

SOCIAL MEDIA
Hashtag: #CyberAware

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Now in its 13th year, NCSAM is co-led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet and digital privacy. Recognized annually in October, NCSAM involves the participation of a multitude of industry leaders ? mobilizing individuals, small- and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, academia, multinational corporations and governments. Encouraging digital citizens around the globe to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, NCSAM is harnessing the collective impact of its programs and resources to increase awareness about today's ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Visit the NCSAM media room: https://www.staysafeonline.org/about-us/news/media-room/.

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STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (PRNewsFoto/National Cyber Security Alliance)

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SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance


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