NEOS becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 Champion

Published 8:00 pm Monday, October 10, 2016

AMERICUS — NEOS has announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. They will be joining a growing
global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities,
associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to promote online safety
Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting
their personal information.
As an official Champion, NEOS recognizes their commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally.
NCSAM 2015 was an unprecedented success, generating more than 1,700 news stories – an increase of 74 percent from NCSAM  2014’s media coverage.
Kicking off NCSAM’s 13th year, this October presents a new opportunity to expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.
“The Champion program is a vital part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing success. More than 700 organizations joined last year, a nearly 80 percent increase from the year before,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 201
6 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness.”
As part of NEOS’ NCSAM efforts, they will  be posting information on cyber security best practices, hosting  giveaways and announcing other cyber security information throughout the month of October on their  Facebook page:
For more information about NCSAM, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month.