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WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes that it has a vital role in identifying, protecting, and responding to cyber threats that may impact to our individual and collective security and privacy; and

WHEREAS, critical infrastructure sectors are increasingly reliant on information systems to support financial services, energy, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, healthcare, and emergency response systems; and

WHEREAS, the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign has been designated as the National Public Awareness Campaign to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online; and

WHEREAS, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program have been developed as resources to help organizations implement the cybersecurity framework and improve cyber practices through a practical approach to addressing evolving threats and challenges; and

WHEREAS, maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility in which each of us has a role to play, and awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of Nevada information infrastructure and economy; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, and the National Cyber Security Alliance have declared October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all citizens are encouraged to visit these sites, along with the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign website to learn about cyber security, and put that knowledge into practice;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 2016 as

 CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson