Kaspersky Lab North America Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

WOBURN, Mass.--()--Kaspersky Lab North America has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). By joining this initiative, the company becomes part of a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote cybersecurity education, online safety and privacy.

Recognized every October, NCSAM is 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.

Even as new malware, ransomware and phishing attacks target consumers every day, up to 40 percent of people are still leaving their devices unprotected from online threats, according to the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index. As a NCSAM Champion, Kaspersky Lab joins hundreds of NCSAM partners in educating consumers on these threats and what steps they can take to stay safe in their digital lives.

“For 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has been dedicated to sharing research and insights on the constantly evolving cyber threat landscape with consumers and businesses worldwide,” said Todd Helmbrecht, senior vice president, marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America. “Becoming a National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion provides us with another platform to share our cybersecurity knowledge and resources with more people, contributing to our overall mission of helping to save the world from cyber threats.”

Throughout the month of October, Kaspersky Lab will be joining the NCSAM conversation by sharing tips and educational resources on how to stay protected against online threats. Kaspersky Lab recommends that consumers adhere to the following cybersecurity best practices not just during NCSAM, but year-round:

  • Use security software on all your devices and ensure all apps and programs are kept up-to-date with the latest software patches.
  • Routinely back up all important digital assets.
  • Create strong passwords, picking different ones for each new site and account.
  • When available, activate two-factor authentication to increase the security of your accounts.

For consumers who want to take action to protect their devices with robust security technology, Kaspersky Lab offers award-winning, multi-platform solutions including Kaspersky Total SecurityKaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus. These products provide a full range of advanced features including System Watcher, which protects against ransomware. Other advanced features include Safe Money, Secure Connection and Parental Controls, which help to safeguard consumer’s digital lives.

For more information about NCSAM and its Champion program, please visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam.

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 14th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCSA's Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Aetna; AT&T Services Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; Blackberry Corporation; CDK Global, LLC; Cisco; Comcast; ESET North America; Google; Facebook; LifeLock, Inc.; Logical Operations; NXP Semiconductors; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Symantec Corporation; Intel Corporation; MasterCard; Microsoft Corporation; PayPal; Raytheon; PKWARE; Salesforce; SANS Institute; TeleSign; and Visa. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ on Facebook and Twitter and visiting stopthinkconnect.org.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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