National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2015, 60259-60260 [2015-25473]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 60259 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9335 of September 30, 2015 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In our increasingly connected digital world, we have the power to innovate in unprecedented ways. With the advent of new and improved technologies, we must also keep pace with safeguarding our critical infrastructure networks that, although empowering, create previously unforeseen vulnerabilities. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize the importance of remaining vigilant against any and all cyber threats, while recommitting to ensuring our people can use new digital tools and resources fearlessly, skillfully, and responsibly. My Administration is working to keep our country’s cyberspace safe and protected—both in the public and private sectors—and is dedicated to addressing this issue as a matter of not only public safety, but also economic and national security. Earlier this year, I signed an Executive Order to promote information sharing about cyber threats between Government and the private sector—because this is a shared mission, and all of us must work together to do what none of us can achieve alone. Additionally, as part of our comprehensive strategy, we continue to work with industry leaders to implement the Cybersecurity Framework my Administration launched last year, which promotes best practices to identify, mitigate, detect, respond to, protect against, and recover from cybersecurity incidents. And we continue to support security researchers and educators who are developing the skills, tools, and workforce required for a safer technology future. But these efforts will only go so far. It is the responsibility of every American to proactively defend our digital landscape. The Department of Homeland Security’s ‘‘Stop.Think.Connect.’’ campaign is designed to inform our citizenry of the dangers posed by cyber threats and to provide the tools needed to confront them. I urge all Americans to take measures to decrease their susceptibility to malicious cyber activity, including by choosing stronger passwords, updating software, and practicing responsible online behavior. I also encourage everyone to visit www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect to learn more about how you can help strengthen America’s cybersecurity. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 We now live in an era of the Internet—our children will never know a world without it. Our financial systems, our power grid, and our health systems run on it, and though widely helpful, this reliance reminds us of our need to remain aware, alert, and attentive on this new frontier. By working together to prevent and disrupt threats to our digital infrastructure, America can continue pioneering new discoveries and expanding the boundaries of humanity’s reach. 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 2015 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 19:57 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD2.SGM 05OCD2 60260 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–25473 Filed 10–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD2.SGM 05OCD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 192 (Monday, October 5, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-25473]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 60259]]


                Proclamation 9335 of September 30, 2015

                
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In our increasingly connected digital world, we have 
                the power to innovate in unprecedented ways. With the 
                advent of new and improved technologies, we must also 
                keep pace with safeguarding our critical infrastructure 
                networks that, although empowering, create previously 
                unforeseen vulnerabilities. During National 
                Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize the 
                importance of remaining vigilant against any and all 
                cyber threats, while recommitting to ensuring our 
                people can use new digital tools and resources 
                fearlessly, skillfully, and responsibly.

                My Administration is working to keep our country's 
                cyberspace safe and protected--both in the public and 
                private sectors--and is dedicated to addressing this 
                issue as a matter of not only public safety, but also 
                economic and national security. Earlier this year, I 
                signed an Executive Order to promote information 
                sharing about cyber threats between Government and the 
                private sector--because this is a shared mission, and 
                all of us must work together to do what none of us can 
                achieve alone. Additionally, as part of our 
                comprehensive strategy, we continue to work with 
                industry leaders to implement the Cybersecurity 
                Framework my Administration launched last year, which 
                promotes best practices to identify, mitigate, detect, 
                respond to, protect against, and recover from 
                cybersecurity incidents. And we continue to support 
                security researchers and educators who are developing 
                the skills, tools, and workforce required for a safer 
                technology future.

                But these efforts will only go so far. It is the 
                responsibility of every American to proactively defend 
                our digital landscape. The Department of Homeland 
                Security's ``Stop.Think.Connect.'' campaign is designed 
                to inform our citizenry of the dangers posed by cyber 
                threats and to provide the tools needed to confront 
                them. I urge all Americans to take measures to decrease 
                their susceptibility to malicious cyber activity, 
                including by choosing stronger passwords, updating 
                software, and practicing responsible online behavior. I 
                also encourage everyone to visit www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect StopThinkConnect to learn more about how you can help 
                strengthen America's cybersecurity.

                We now live in an era of the Internet--our children 
                will never know a world without it. Our financial 
                systems, our power grid, and our health systems run on 
                it, and though widely helpful, this reliance reminds us 
                of our need to remain aware, alert, and attentive on 
                this new frontier. By working together to prevent and 
                disrupt threats to our digital infrastructure, America 
                can continue pioneering new discoveries and expanding 
                the boundaries of humanity's reach.

                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 2015 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 fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-25473
Filed 10-2-15; 11:15 am]
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