October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Delaware and across the Nation. Governor Carney declared so in an official proclamation. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
In Delaware this is accomplished by increasing our cybersecurity outreach efforts via social media and through special events. Delaware’s 10th annual cybersecurity workshop, Secure Delaware kicked off the 2019 Cyber Security Awareness Month season by bringing the Delaware cybersecurity community together for a full-day event to strengthen the state’s readiness and response posture.
We will reach at least 5,000 4th grade citizens while presenting cyber safety information in Delaware public, private and parochial schools. Live presentations will be conducted at senior citizen centers across the state. Through partnerships with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, we will be providing information to citizens during local shredding events about how to recover from a data breach and restore your identity. In an effort to strengthen the security posture of local businesses, DTI has partnered with the University of Delaware’s Cybersecurity Initiative, Cybersecurity Scholars, to host a workshop of small businesses on cybersecurity essentials.