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Governor Hochul Proclaims October 2021 as Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 16, 2021

"Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart" Coined 2021 Theme

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation announcing October 2021 as Cyber Security Awareness Month in New York State. The announcement comes as part of a committed effort to raise awareness on the importance of all New Yorkers developing smart cyber security practices and safe online habits as we face growing internet threats.

Observed each October, Cyber Security Awareness month is a nationally recognized collaborative effort to engage and educate the public about security and to provide tools and resources to help them stay safe online.

"As our local, state, and federal assets are increasingly forced to cope with the damage caused by online criminal activity, it is critically important that both individuals and institutions ensure a dedicated focus on good cybersecurity practices,"

Governor Hochul said.

"We are raising awareness for New Yorkers at all levels of the public and private sector so that our state can continue to lead the nation in aggressively combatting this evolving 21st century threat."

The theme for the 18th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month — "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart" — highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity and encourages individuals and organizations to take the necessary measures to protect themselves in an increasingly connected world.

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New York Pressroom

October 14, 2021

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