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New York designates October as Cyber Security Awareness Month

State Issues New York Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security Consumer Protection

State Issues

On October 14, New York’s Governor Hochul announced a proclamation designating October 2021 as “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in the state as part of an effort to enhance cyber security practices and to encourage awareness about online habits as internet threats continue to grow. According to the announcement, “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.” The announcement also notes that the theme for the 18th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” and, among other things, encourages individuals and organizations to take necessary protection measures in an increasingly connected world.

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