K2 Tech Group Becomes A National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 Champion
K2 Tech Group is proud to announce that they have become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. They will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.
Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official Champion, K2 Tech Group recognizes the need for commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy. We take the stress out of your tech so you can handle the rest.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!!
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium- sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. NCSAM 2015 was an unprecedented success, generating more than 1,700 news stories –an increase of 74 percent from NCSAM 2014’s media coverage. Kicking off NCSAM’s 13th year, this October presents a new opportunity to expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.
"The Champion program is a vital part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing success. More than 700 organizations joined last year, a nearly 80-percent increase from the year before,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2016 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness."
As part of K2 Tech Group's NCSAM efforts, we are proud to announce will be holding 2 events to help businesses in the Columbia and Irmo area of South Carolina ensure they have a secure network. These events are in partnership with Sophos who will be presenting the 7 deadly IT Sins as well as the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia Chamber.
- October 10th from 7.30am to 9.00 am at the Greater Irmo Chamber breakfast. Register at: http://greaterirmochamber.chambermaster.com/events/catgid/6
- October 10th from 12.00 pm to 1.00pm at the Columbia Chamber free lunch will be provided by Fatz. Register at: http://columbiasc.chambermaster.com/events/
For more information about NCSAM, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. on Facebook and Twitter and visiting stopthinkconnect.org.