National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019, 52985-52986 [2019-21761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Presidential Documents 52985 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9937 of September 30, 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize that protecting cyberspace is essential to our national security and economic stability. We also underscore the responsibility individuals have to secure and safeguard their personal devices, technology, and networks from cyber threats. My Administration is taking decisive action to prevent our adversaries from compromising our information and communications infrastructure. Last year, I released the first comprehensive National Cyber Strategy in more than 15 years. By identifying and implementing the priorities related to our Nation’s cybersecurity objectives, this strategy ensures the Federal Government will be better equipped to protect the American people, homeland, and way of life. Additionally, in November of 2018, I signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, establishing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since its creation, CISA has worked with Federal, State, local, and private partners to provide incident response services and assessment capabilities for a more secure and resilient cyber infrastructure. As technology advances, so do the tactics used by malicious cyber actors to obtain personal information and threaten our networks. To maximize our Nation’s cybersecurity and mitigate risks, all levels of government must strengthen their partnerships with the private sector to better exchange information, build greater trust, and enhance the resilience of our country’s cyber infrastructure. In May of 2019, I issued an Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce to provide more access to cybersecurity skills training, identify the most-skilled cybersecurity workers, and advance career opportunities in the public and private sectors. This action also established the annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition. The goal of this competition is to identify and encourage outstanding cybersecurity talent within the Federal workforce. My Administration is also placing a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums that embrace courses such as computer science, so that the next generation will have the technical skills needed to defend our critical infrastructure and fellow citizens. All Americans have a responsibility to defend their sensitive data stored on devices and in the cloud. DHS’s ‘‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’’ campaign and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework provide guidance for securing personal information and devices. From browsing social media sites to managing online banking accounts, practicing a few simple steps can make a substantial difference in keeping you and your online data secure. To be better protected at home, school, or work, DHS recommends individuals limit the amount of personal information they share online, regularly update devices and software, and utilize complex passwords and authentication methods. As we continue working to fortify our country’s cybersecurity infrastructure, it is imperative that all Americans use best practices in online security. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I urge all citizens to spread VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD1.SGM 03OCD1 52986 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Presidential Documents awareness on ways they can mitigate risks, safeguard personal and professional data, and contribute to the safety and prosperity of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2019 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the people, companies, and institutions of the United States to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and to observe this month through events, training, and education to further our country’s national security and resilience. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–21761 Filed 10–2–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD1.SGM 03OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2019)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9937 of September 30, 2019

                
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we 
                recognize that protecting cyberspace is essential to 
                our national security and economic stability. We also 
                underscore the responsibility individuals have to 
                secure and safeguard their personal devices, 
                technology, and networks from cyber threats.

                My Administration is taking decisive action to prevent 
                our adversaries from compromising our information and 
                communications infrastructure. Last year, I released 
                the first comprehensive National Cyber Strategy in more 
                than 15 years. By identifying and implementing the 
                priorities related to our Nation's cybersecurity 
                objectives, this strategy ensures the Federal 
                Government will be better equipped to protect the 
                American people, homeland, and way of life. 
                Additionally, in November of 2018, I signed into law 
                the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 
                Act, establishing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
                Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of 
                Homeland Security (DHS). Since its creation, CISA has 
                worked with Federal, State, local, and private partners 
                to provide incident response services and assessment 
                capabilities for a more secure and resilient cyber 
                infrastructure.

                As technology advances, so do the tactics used by 
                malicious cyber actors to obtain personal information 
                and threaten our networks. To maximize our Nation's 
                cybersecurity and mitigate risks, all levels of 
                government must strengthen their partnerships with the 
                private sector to better exchange information, build 
                greater trust, and enhance the resilience of our 
                country's cyber infrastructure. In May of 2019, I 
                issued an Executive Order on America's Cybersecurity 
                Workforce to provide more access to cybersecurity 
                skills training, identify the most-skilled 
                cybersecurity workers, and advance career opportunities 
                in the public and private sectors. This action also 
                established the annual President's Cup Cybersecurity 
                Competition. The goal of this competition is to 
                identify and encourage outstanding cybersecurity talent 
                within the Federal workforce. My Administration is also 
                placing a renewed focus on Science, Technology, 
                Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums that 
                embrace courses such as computer science, so that the 
                next generation will have the technical skills needed 
                to defend our critical infrastructure and fellow 
                citizens.

                All Americans have a responsibility to defend their 
                sensitive data stored on devices and in the cloud. 
                DHS's ``Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.'' campaign and 
                the National Institute of Standards and Technology's 
                Cybersecurity Framework provide guidance for securing 
                personal information and devices. From browsing social 
                media sites to managing online banking accounts, 
                practicing a few simple steps can make a substantial 
                difference in keeping you and your online data secure. 
                To be better protected at home, school, or work, DHS 
                recommends individuals limit the amount of personal 
                information they share online, regularly update devices 
                and software, and utilize complex passwords and 
                authentication methods.

                As we continue working to fortify our country's 
                cybersecurity infrastructure, it is imperative that all 
                Americans use best practices in online security. During 
                National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I urge all 
                citizens to spread

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                awareness on ways they can mitigate risks, safeguard 
                personal and professional data, and contribute to the 
                safety and prosperity of our Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2019 as 
                National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the 
                people, companies, and institutions of the United 
                States to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and 
                to observe this month through events, training, and 
                education to further our country's national security 
                and resilience.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-21761
Filed 10-2-19; 11:15 am]
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