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  • DHS, Washington State Agency Help Launch National Cyber Security Awareness Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS, Washington State Agency Help Launch National Cyber Security Awareness Event

    The Department of Homeland Security, Washington State office of cybersecurity and National Cyber Security Alliance will hold a public cyber preparedness and cybersecurity event from Oct. 4 to 5 in support of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016. The two-day event will kick off this year’s NCSAM and focus on topics such as drones and autonomous vehicles, emergency management of critical […] More

  • BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 board, the alliance said Wednesday. “Through […] More

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month Focuses on Small Biz Protection; Michael Kaiser Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    National Cyber Security Awareness Month Focuses on Small Biz Protection; Michael Kaiser Comments

    The National Cyber Security Awareness Month has entered its fourth week with a focus on help for small- and medium-sized businesses to protect their assets from cyber threats. The Department of Homeland Security, Capital Factory, the University of Texas and the Austin Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Oct. 21 in Austin to highlight cyber risks, best practices and […] More

  • Raytheon Survey: Less Than 26% of Young Adults Interested In Cyber Careers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Survey: Less Than 26% of Young Adults Interested In Cyber Careers

    Raytheon has partnered with Zogby Analytics to conduct a survey of the interest of millenials in the field of cybersecurity. The Raytheon Millenial Cybersecurity Survey found that less than quarter of people aged 18-26 found the career interesting and 82 percent said no high school teacher ever mentioned a career in cybersecurity to them, Raytheon said Tuesday. […] More

  • Study Finds Kids Lack Basic Cyber Safety Skills - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 be taught at all. Only […] More

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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, which polled 1,012 teachers and […] More

  • Kids Surf Safely Thanks to Cyber Schooling - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 back to the community,“ said […] More

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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 Center, has sponsored National Cyber […] More

  • Verizon's Marcus Sachs Joins Cybersecurity Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 from Cisco, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, […] More

  • PayPal CISO Michael Barrett Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PayPal CISO Michael Barrett Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board

    The National Cyber Security Alliance has named Michael Barrett, PayPal’s chief information security officer, to its board of directors. PayPal is the third company this year to join NCSA’s board. The company will work with board officers from AT&T, ADP, Cisco, EMC, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Google, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC and Symantec. […] More

  • General Dynamics' Nadia Short Joins NCSA's Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. “Cybersecurity now affects everyone,” Short […] More

  • NCSA Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web Portal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Center, sponsors National Cyber Security […] More

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