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GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB PROCLAIMS OCTOBER AS “CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH”

In recognition of the State of Indiana’s vital role in identifying, protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats, Governor Eric J. Holcomb has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Cybersecurity preparedness is an important priority in Indiana as a solution for helping to preserve the collective privacy and security of all Hoosiers.

The proclamation acknowledges the significance of the state’s critical infrastructure sectors – and the reliance on information systems and technology – to support and keep secure everything from financial services, energy, telecommunications and transportation to utilities, health care and emergency response systems. Cybersecurity education and awareness is an essential part of our everyday lives whenever we connect online at home, as well as for large corporations, small businesses, financial institutions, schools, and government agencies.

Governor Holcomb invites all citizens throughout Indiana to join in the celebration. Citing the importance of “maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility in which each of us has a critical role to play”, he noted “it will improve the security of the State of Indiana’s information, infrastructure and economy.

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CISA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE "TO DO YOUR PART. #BE CYBER SMART"

Throughout Indiana and across the country, everyone is encouraged to #BeCyberSmart. Nationally, CISA (Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Security Agency) is leading the way in providing educational and technical resources to help everyone add to their cyber knowledge and stay safe online. Throughout October, visit the CISA website at: www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and our Indiana Cyber Hub to help all Hoosiers stay cybersafe!

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