MailShark Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion
3rd October 2014 — MailShark today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014, joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations to promote online safety awareness. Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online.
As an official Champion, MailShark recognizes its commitment to cyber security and online safety. “We are delighted to be a part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber Security Awareness is a big focus of MailShark, as we work towards the elimination of spam email and other email borne threats such as phishing from user Inboxes” Steve Mansour and Michael Mansour (MailShark founders) said today. Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. This year marks the 11th year of NCSAM.
“The Champion Program is a vital part of making National Cyber Security Awareness Month a success each year,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2014 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cyber security and online safety awareness.” As part of MailShark’s NCSAM efforts, we will continue to raise awareness of issues around cyber security (in particular email based threats) by publishing items on ours news feed, on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages and via twitter.
For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCSAM Champions program, and how to participate in NCSAM activities, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the #NCSAM hashtag on Twitter throughout the month.
Founded in May 2014, MailShark was conceived with the purpose of combating the growth in spam email, phishing and other email borne threats. The founders of MailShark already run a successful IT Managed Services company called OSTech. OSTech has been providing IT services to businesses in the Asia Pacific region for 14 years. MailShark was a natural offshoot to focus energies and dedicate enterprise services, as spam email was becoming a growing problem for those businesses.
About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 11th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cyber security in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since President Obama’s proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer, more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.
For more information, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam or http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors. As we believe cybersecurity is our shared responsibility, the NCSA is dedicated to providing industries, communities and individuals with the tools and resources to protect themselves and the digital assets we all share. Learn more at www.staysafeonline.org.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. is the global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The campaign was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.