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

WHEREAS, Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Security Alliance and the U.S Department of Homeland Security in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safe and more secure online; and

WHEREAS, the Stop. Think. Connect. Campaign serves as the national cybersecurity public awareness campaign, implemented through a coalition of private companies, nonprofits, government organizations, and academic institutions working together to increase the public’s understanding of cyber threats and empowering Americans to be safer and more secure online; and

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

WHEREAS, monitoring your accounts, being conscientious of what you share online, keeping computer software up to date, creating unique passwords and changing them regularly, installing anti-virus programs and firewalls, and using mobile devices safely are ways you can protect yourself from phishing, viruses, malware, and loss of sensitive data; and

WHEREAS, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is a free resource to help organizations improve their cybersecurity practices through a practical approach to addressing the ever-evolving cybersecurity 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 residents are encouraged to learn about cybersecurity and put that knowledge into practice in their homes, schools, workplaces, and businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 2020 as

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 23rd day of September 2020

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