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

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

WHEREAS, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework has been adopted by the State of Nevada as a method to improve cybersecurity 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 critical role to play, and awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of Nevada’s information, infrastructure, and economy; and

WHEREAS, the federal government 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 all recognize October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all citizens are encouraged to learn about cybersecurity and put that knowledge into practice in their homes, schools, workplaces, and businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 2018 as

 Cyber Security Awareness Month in Nevada

 

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