Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

The Presidential Proclamation, naming October 2014 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, emphasizes many of the same points covered in the Administration’s February 2013 executive order on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”

The Proclamation acknowledges once more that “[c]yber threats [are among] the gravest national security dangers the United States faces.”  The Proclamation, essentially a statement of public policy, also offers simple but practical advice to the public—that is, to utilize, regularly change, and adequately protect their online passwords and to teach their children to do the same.

The statement also directs the public to the Cybersecurity Framework, released earlier this year by the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security’s “Stop.Think.Connect” campaign.