Tag Archives: Michael Kaiser

BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security, corporate sponsors and nonprofit representatives to promote digital privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity. Edward Hearst, vice president of U.S. government business development at BlackBerry, will represent the company on the NCSA …

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Study Finds Kids Lack Basic Cyber Safety Skills

A study has revealed that the nation’s K-12 schools lack basic computer knowledge on ethics, security and online safety. The 2011 State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum, released by the National Cybersecurity Alliance, also found that teachers and IT coordinators disagree about whether cyber ethics and safety should …

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Survey: Lack of Cyber-bullying Prevention in K-12

In the last 12 months, 26 percent of K-12 teachers say they have taught students how to handle incidents of cyber bullying, while only 15 percent said they spoke to students about online “hate speech,” according to a new survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Microsoft. The survey, …

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Kids Surf Safely Thanks to Cyber Schooling

In an effort to fight cyber crime and to support National Cyber Security Month, McAfee, Inc. has announced several cyber-education initiatives aimed at teaching younger citizens about how to surf safely. “With online scams becoming harder to identify, especially for kids, we felt this was an important way to give …

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A Sneak Peek into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With National Cyber Security Awareness Month just around the corner, public and private sectors have already begun offering sneak peaks into what will transpire in October to educate citizens on safe and secure Internet use. NCSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis …

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Verizon's Marcus Sachs Joins Cybersecurity Board

Verizon Communications’ Marcus Sachs has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance‘s board of directors. NCSA is a nonprofit public private partnership bringing together government, corporate, nonprofit and academic organizations to educate and raise awareness among citizens on how safely the Internet. Verizon joins NCSA’s expanding and diverse board with representatives …

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General Dynamics’ Nadia Short Joins NCSA’s Board of Directors

The National Cyber Security Alliance has named Nadia Short, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ cyber division, to its board directors. Short joins representatives from AT&T, ADP, Cisco, EMC, Google, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC, Symantec and Visa in promoting cybersecurity awareness and Internet safety. …

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NCSA Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web Portal

The National Cyber Security Alliance today launched its National Cyber Security Awareness Month web portal with information on events, activities, promotions and educational materials to be used in preparation for the upcoming Internet safety month. NCSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis …

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Lockheed Martin's Charlie Croom Takes Seat on NCSA Board

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has joined the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. Charles Croom, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, will sit on the board as Lockheed Martin’s representative. “Lockheed Martin, with its deep experience working with federal …

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Roland Cloutier of ADP Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board

Roland Cloutier, vice president and chief security officer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., has joined the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The NCSA is a non-profit that looks to enhance public-private partnerships in the field of cybersecurity, bringing together members of industry, government, academia and non-profit organizations. …

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DHS to Outsource Cyber Education

The Department of Homeland Security has selected the National Cyber Security Alliance to help the department disseminate information regarding cyber security to the general public, according to an announcement on FedBizOpps. NCSA will “support the efforts of the department’s national cybersecurity division to nationally promote cybersecurity awareness to empower citizens …

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