NASCUS Participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014

September 26, 2014 In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, launched National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

NCSAM includes the participation of a multitude of industry leaders, and with less than a week to go until the month begins, the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is excited to participate in this global effort to educate millions of Internet users on the importance of online safety and security. The association encourages its members to participate in NCSAM as well.

NASCUS is the only organization exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing a strong state credit union system. Established in 1965, state credit union regulators formed NASCUS to promote the safety and soundness of state-chartered credit unions. As the credit union system has evolved over the years, so too has NASCUS, and today, that evolution includes bringing awareness to a wide range of mission-critical cyber security issues that all credit unions and examiners should understand.

This year, the association, in partnership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will help to bring that awareness to credit unions managers, compliance officers, information officers and examiners through the inaugural Credit Union Cyber Security Symposium, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Arlington, Va.

“The impact of record-breaking data breaches in recent months has catapulted cyber security to the top of the agenda for government, in boardrooms and at schools and dinner tables around the world,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director for the National Cyber Security Alliance, in a Sept. 24 release. “Awareness month activities focus on building a culture of cybersecurity through educating everyone about what they can do to help make a safer, more secure and trusted Internet.”

NCSAM 2014, with an emphasis on “our shared responsibility,” will explore five weekly themes representing the most popular trends and issues affecting business, consumers and government: general online safety and STOP. THINK. CONNECT; secure development of IT products; critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things; cybersecurity for small and medium-size business; and cybercrime and law enforcement.


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