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ASIS International Joins the National Cyber Security Alliance; Will Promote October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- ASIS International (ASIS), the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide, has joined with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help foster awareness of cyber security through educational outreach and public awareness.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of a broad array of industry, government, academic, nonprofit, and other organizations. With strong support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, it will feature a series of events focused on topics of computer security.

An estimated 200 million Americans use the Internet in the U.S., including 45 percent through broadband connections. Approximately 23 million small businesses in the U.S.--representing 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers and employing 50.1 percent of the private workforce--increasingly rely on the Internet; nearly all public schools in the U.S. have Internet access, with about 80 percent of instructional rooms connected to the Internet.

Consumers, students, children, parents, small businesses, schools, educational institutions and other stakeholders will have access to tips, toolkits and other online resources to learn about computer security essentials: protection against viruses, worms, hacking, spyware, phishing, identity theft and more.

ASIS International (ASIS) is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 33,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's number one magazine -- Security Management -- ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.
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