National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2014, 60047-60048 [2014-23860]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60047 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9179 of September 30, 2014 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country’s critical infrastructure, endanger our individual liberties, and threaten every American’s way of life. When our Nation’s intellectual property is stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all of us at risk. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we continue our work to make our cyberspace more secure, and we redouble our efforts to bring attention to the role we can each play. Cyberspace touches nearly every part of our daily lives. It supports our schools and businesses, powers the grid that stretches across our Nation, and connects friends and families around the world. Our constant connection has led to revolutions in medicine and technology and has bettered our society, but it has also introduced new risks, especially to our finances, identity, and privacy. That is why last year I signed an Executive Order directing my Administration to identify the best ways to bolster our country’s cybersecurity. And earlier this year, we delivered on that commitment by releasing the Cybersecurity Framework. A model of public-private cooperation, this Framework will help industry and Government strengthen the security and resiliency of our critical infrastructure. My Administration is also investing in new strategies and innovations that help keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and because cyberspace crosses every boundary, we will continue engaging with our international partners. Americans of all ages can take action to raise the level of our collective cybersecurity, and the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘‘Stop.Think.Connect.’’ campaign is empowering individuals to do their part. Everyone should utilize secure passwords online and change them regularly. Internet users should take advantage of all available methods to protect their private accounts and information, and parents can teach their children not to share personal information over the Internet. Enhancing the security of our Nation’s digital infrastructure is a shared responsibility, and together we can protect our most important information systems. To learn more about safe cyber practices, visit www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 Our commitment to maintaining an open, secure, and reliable cyberspace ensures the Internet will remain an engine for economic growth and a platform for the free exchange of ideas. This month, we resolve to work together to meet this global challenge. 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 2014 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 training that will enhance our national security and resilience. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD2.SGM 03OCD2 60048 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–23860 Filed 10–2–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD2.SGM 03OCD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 192 (Friday, October 3, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60047-60048]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23860]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9179 of September 30, 2014

                
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security 
                dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our 
                country's critical infrastructure, endanger our 
                individual liberties, and threaten every American's way 
                of life. When our Nation's intellectual property is 
                stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim 
                experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all 
                of us at risk. During National Cybersecurity Awareness 
                Month, we continue our work to make our cyberspace more 
                secure, and we redouble our efforts to bring attention 
                to the role we can each play.

                Cyberspace touches nearly every part of our daily 
                lives. It supports our schools and businesses, powers 
                the grid that stretches across our Nation, and connects 
                friends and families around the world. Our constant 
                connection has led to revolutions in medicine and 
                technology and has bettered our society, but it has 
                also introduced new risks, especially to our finances, 
                identity, and privacy. That is why last year I signed 
                an Executive Order directing my Administration to 
                identify the best ways to bolster our country's 
                cybersecurity. And earlier this year, we delivered on 
                that commitment by releasing the Cybersecurity 
                Framework. A model of public-private cooperation, this 
                Framework will help industry and Government strengthen 
                the security and resiliency of our critical 
                infrastructure. My Administration is also investing in 
                new strategies and innovations that help keep pace with 
                rapidly changing technology, and because cyberspace 
                crosses every boundary, we will continue engaging with 
                our international partners.

                Americans of all ages can take action to raise the 
                level of our collective cybersecurity, and the 
                Department of Homeland Security's 
                ``Stop.Think.Connect.'' campaign is empowering 
                individuals to do their part. Everyone should utilize 
                secure passwords online and change them regularly. 
                Internet users should take advantage of all available 
                methods to protect their private accounts and 
                information, and parents can teach their children not 
                to share personal information over the Internet. 
                Enhancing the security of our Nation's digital 
                infrastructure is a shared responsibility, and together 
                we can protect our most important information systems. 
                To learn more about safe cyber practices, visit 
                www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect.

                Our commitment to maintaining an open, secure, and 
                reliable cyberspace ensures the Internet will remain an 
                engine for economic growth and a platform for the free 
                exchange of ideas. This month, we resolve to work 
                together to meet this global challenge.

                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 2014 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 training that will enhance our 
                national security and resilience.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-23860
Filed 10-2-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4