City of Alexandria Recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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City of Alexandria Recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

­­For Immediate Release: October 4, 2021

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, and year-round, the City of Alexandria encourages the public to understand the importance of cybersecurity and staying safe and secure online. 

The City joins a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy by committing to be a “Cybersecurity Champion.” The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges, universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” 

More than ever before, technology plays a part in almost everything we do. Connected devices have been woven into society as an integral part of how people communicate and access services essential to their well-being. Despite these great advances in technology and the conveniences they provide, our lives and businesses can be quickly disrupted when cybercriminals and adversaries use technology to cause harm. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aims to shed light on security vulnerabilities, while offering actionable guidance surrounding behaviors anyone can take to protect themselves and their organizations. 

Visit alexandriava.gov/Technology for more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and to learn how to participate in a variety of activities. 

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/124508

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