National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2011, 62287-62288 [2011-26144]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Presidential Documents 62287 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8725 of October 3, 2011 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans, along with people around the world, depend on the Internet and digital tools for all aspects of our lives—from mobile devices to online commerce and social networking. This fundamental reliance is why our digital infrastructure is a strategic national asset, and why its security is our shared responsibility. This month, we recognize the role we all play in ensuring our information and communications infrastructure is interoperable, secure, reliable, and open to all. Early in my Administration, we began updating our Nation’s cybersecurity programs and policies. We developed a comprehensive plan that ensures a coordinated national response to major disruptive cyber events. This May, we also proposed to the Congress a plan to strengthen protection of our power grids, water systems, and other critical infrastructure. And because we have seen the benefits and risks of cyber- and information-related technologies play out across the world, this year we laid out the first comprehensive international vision for the future of the Internet. It sets an agenda for partnering with other nations and better defines how we can ensure the secure, free flow of information and promote universal rights, privacy, and prosperity. Every American has a stake in securing our networks and personal information, and we are working across the public and private sectors to ensure coordinated and planned responses to cyber incidents, as we do with natural disasters. The vast majority of our critical information infrastructure is owned and operated by businesses and enterprises across America. To help protect them, my Administration is collaborating with the private sector on best security practices, while continuing to provide the resources necessary for innovation—including expanded broadband access and smarter electric grids. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Cybersecurity is a necessity for both businesses and consumers, and that is why we released the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. This plan improves security for consumers conducting e-commerce by helping prevent fraud and identity theft and by making it easier for businesses to operate online. We are also working with community-based organizations and public- and private-sector partners to empower digital citizens to make safe choices online through our ‘‘Stop. Think. Connect.’’ campaign. The same American ingenuity that put a man on the moon also created the Internet, launching an information revolution. We must now harness that spirit of innovation to develop the next generation of accessible, secure technologies to build a safer, more prosperous future for all Americans. 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 2011 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 activities, events, and trainings that will enhance our national security and resilience. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:26 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD2.SGM 07OCD2 62288 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–26144 Filed 10–6–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:26 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD2.SGM 07OCD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 195 (Friday, October 7, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26144]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8725 of October 3, 2011

                
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans, along with people around the world, depend 
                on the Internet and digital tools for all aspects of 
                our lives--from mobile devices to online commerce and 
                social networking. This fundamental reliance is why our 
                digital infrastructure is a strategic national asset, 
                and why its security is our shared responsibility. This 
                month, we recognize the role we all play in ensuring 
                our information and communications infrastructure is 
                interoperable, secure, reliable, and open to all.

                Early in my Administration, we began updating our 
                Nation's cybersecurity programs and policies. We 
                developed a comprehensive plan that ensures a 
                coordinated national response to major disruptive cyber 
                events. This May, we also proposed to the Congress a 
                plan to strengthen protection of our power grids, water 
                systems, and other critical infrastructure. And because 
                we have seen the benefits and risks of cyber- and 
                information-related technologies play out across the 
                world, this year we laid out the first comprehensive 
                international vision for the future of the Internet. It 
                sets an agenda for partnering with other nations and 
                better defines how we can ensure the secure, free flow 
                of information and promote universal rights, privacy, 
                and prosperity.

                Every American has a stake in securing our networks and 
                personal information, and we are working across the 
                public and private sectors to ensure coordinated and 
                planned responses to cyber incidents, as we do with 
                natural disasters. The vast majority of our critical 
                information infrastructure is owned and operated by 
                businesses and enterprises across America. To help 
                protect them, my Administration is collaborating with 
                the private sector on best security practices, while 
                continuing to provide the resources necessary for 
                innovation--including expanded broadband access and 
                smarter electric grids.

                Cybersecurity is a necessity for both businesses and 
                consumers, and that is why we released the National 
                Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. This 
                plan improves security for consumers conducting e-
                commerce by helping prevent fraud and identity theft 
                and by making it easier for businesses to operate 
                online. We are also working with community-based 
                organizations and public- and private-sector partners 
                to empower digital citizens to make safe choices online 
                through our ``Stop. Think. Connect.'' campaign.

                The same American ingenuity that put a man on the moon 
                also created the Internet, launching an information 
                revolution. We must now harness that spirit of 
                innovation to develop the next generation of 
                accessible, secure technologies to build a safer, more 
                prosperous future for all Americans.

                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 2011 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 
                activities, events, and trainings that will enhance our 
                national security and resilience.

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

[FR Doc. 2011-26144
Filed 10-6-11; 8:45 am]
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