International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Champion
June 26, 2017 —The International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) today announced that It has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. It will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.
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, ICLDNG recognizes its commitment to cyber security, online safety and privacy.
We’re pleased to become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to help educate internet users about how they can stay safe online. We believe in the positive uses of technology and we are happy to play a role in helping to create a better community,” Said Felix Iziomoh, ICLDNG’s executive director.
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 2016 was an unprecedented success, generating more than 2,260 unique news stories –an increase of 30 percent from NCSAM 2015’smedia coverage. Kicking off NCSAM’s14th 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. 870 organizations joined last year, a 24-percent increase from the year before,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “We are thankful to our 2017 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness.”
As part of ICLDNG – NCSAM efforts, we will carry out awareness campaign in secondary schools; post information’s on cyber security in all our social media, host Safer Internet day to educate individuals on the positive uses of Internet and also post articles on our website.
For more information about NCSAM, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month.
About International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria
Since its inception in 2012, ICLDNG has focused on promoting awareness and skills development in Leadership, Goal Settings, Career Path, Entrepreneurship and Cyber Safety among individuals ages 12 – 35, with the mission to offer alternatives to the corruption now prevalent in today’s youth.
We have served over thousands of secondary school students and community youth in Leadership workshops for high school students, and sponsored a Nigeria’s annual International Cyber Crime Prevention Awareness Campaign and we are also the Safer Internet Day Nigerian Committee partnered with Facebook for Internet Safety visit https://www.icldng.org , https://web.facebook.com/icld.nig , https://twitter.com/Icldng
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.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
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 Twitterand visiting stopthinkconnect.org.