National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2009, 51441-51442 [E9-24288]

Download as PDF 51441 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 193 Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8427 of October 1, 2009 The President National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans are constantly adopting new and innovative technologies. This exposure has dramatically increased our thirst for computers, smartphones, and other digital solutions at work and at home. Our Nation’s growing dependence on cyber and information-related technologies, coupled with an increasing threat of malicious cyber attacks and loss of privacy, has given rise to the need for greater security of our digital networks and infrastructures. In the Information Age, the very technologies that empower us to create and build also empower those who would disrupt and destroy. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we rededicate ourselves to promoting cybersecurity initiatives that ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information, the integrity of e-commerce, and the resilience of digital infrastructures. Cyber attacks and their viral ability to infect networks, devices, and software must be the concern of all Americans. This month, we highlight the responsibility of individuals, businesses, and governments to work together to improve their own cybersecurity and that of our Nation. We all must practice safe computing to avoid attacks. A key measure of our success will be the degree to which all Americans educate themselves about the risks they face and the actions they can take to protect themselves and our Nation’s digital infrastructure. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) support and promote cybersecurity education. Both the DHS and the FTC have identified basic cybersecurity tips that every computer user should adopt. To learn more about safe computing practices that can help prevent cyber attacks, visit www.onguardonline.gov and www.dhs.gov/ cyber. The 21st century offers our Nation unprecedented opportunities to develop new solutions to the challenges we face. Today, technology allows Americans to reach across the globe and communicate with family and friends, customers and colleagues, in distant locations. With this freedom, however, comes heightened responsibility. My Administration is committed to treating our digital infrastructure as a strategic national asset. Protecting this infrastructure is a national security priority, and in the process, we will ensure that these networks are comprehensive, trustworthy, and resilient. Together, we will create a more secure America, where technology can evolve in a protected and productive environment. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2009 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and to observe this month with appropriate activities, events, and trainings to enhance our national security and resilience. VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:37 Oct 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD0.SGM 07OCD0 51442 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–24288 Filed 10–6–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:37 Oct 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD0.SGM 07OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 7, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51441-51442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24288]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 51441]]

                Proclamation 8427 of October 1, 2009

                
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans are constantly adopting new and innovative 
                technologies. This exposure has dramatically increased 
                our thirst for computers, smartphones, and other 
                digital solutions at work and at home. Our Nation's 
                growing dependence on cyber and information-related 
                technologies, coupled with an increasing threat of 
                malicious cyber attacks and loss of privacy, has given 
                rise to the need for greater security of our digital 
                networks and infrastructures. In the Information Age, 
                the very technologies that empower us to create and 
                build also empower those who would disrupt and destroy. 
                During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we 
                rededicate ourselves to promoting cybersecurity 
                initiatives that ensure the confidentiality of 
                sensitive information, the integrity of e-commerce, and 
                the resilience of digital infrastructures.

                Cyber attacks and their viral ability to infect 
                networks, devices, and software must be the concern of 
                all Americans. This month, we highlight the 
                responsibility of individuals, businesses, and 
                governments to work together to improve their own 
                cybersecurity and that of our Nation. We all must 
                practice safe computing to avoid attacks. A key measure 
                of our success will be the degree to which all 
                Americans educate themselves about the risks they face 
                and the actions they can take to protect themselves and 
                our Nation's digital infrastructure.

                The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the 
                Federal Trade Commission (FTC) support and promote 
                cybersecurity education. Both the DHS and the FTC have 
                identified basic cybersecurity tips that every computer 
                user should adopt. To learn more about safe computing 
                practices that can help prevent cyber attacks, visit 
                www.onguardonline.gov and www.dhs.gov/cyber.

                The 21st century offers our Nation unprecedented 
                opportunities to develop new solutions to the 
                challenges we face. Today, technology allows Americans 
                to reach across the globe and communicate with family 
                and friends, customers and colleagues, in distant 
                locations. With this freedom, however, comes heightened 
                responsibility. My Administration is committed to 
                treating our digital infrastructure as a strategic 
                national asset. Protecting this infrastructure is a 
                national security priority, and in the process, we will 
                ensure that these networks are comprehensive, 
                trustworthy, and resilient. Together, we will create a 
                more secure America, where technology can evolve in a 
                protected and productive environment.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 2009 as 
                National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to recognize the importance 
                of cybersecurity and to observe this month with 
                appropriate activities, events, and trainings to 
                enhance our national security and resilience.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-24288
Filed 10-6-09; 8:45 am]
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