Daystar Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion

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October 01, 2018
October 1, 2018 — Daystar Inc. today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018. The local technology services provider will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.   
 
A multi-layered and far-reaching campaign held annually in October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official Champion, Daystar recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.
 
“We work with local businesses every day to help them protect their organizations, data, and people from cyber threats. We stress the importance of creating a cybersecure employee culture because the best defense is the person using the technology,” said Keith Bamford, CEO and co-founder of Daystar. “Any initiative that promotes cybersecurity awareness is important to us and our clients. We are proud to be a part of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.”

Co-founded and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, government entities, the military, educational institutions and young people nationally and internationally. Kicking off its 15th year, NCSAM 2018 presents an unparalleled opportunity to leverage the month’s tremendous adoption growth over the last several years and expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.

"The Champion program continues to be a such a strong foundation for National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing and impactful success. In 2017, 1,050 organizations enlisted to support the month ­– a 21-percent increase from the previous year,” said Russ Schrader, NCSA’s executive director. “We are thankful to our 2018 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity, online safety awareness and the opportunity to protect our privacy."

As part of Daystar’s efforts, the company will spread awareness to its local audience on the global themes of NCSAM: cybersafe homes, cybersecure careers, workplace cybersecurity, and infrastructure safeguarding. In addition, Daystar will further educate ways businesses can create a cyber secure employee culture via its website (https://daystarinc.com/) and social channels (F: http://www.facebook.com/daystartechnology,  LinkinIN: http://www.linkedin.com/company/daystar-computer-services, and Twitter https://twitter.com/daystarit). 
 
For more information about NCSAM 2018, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on social media throughout the month.
 
About Daystar, Inc.
Daystar is a managed services provider and technology alignment integrator for small to midsized businesses. Because all businesses deserve smart, secure, and reliable technology support and guidance, we developed a business-aligned IT support platform, Daystar Direct. Our service helps businesses grow, create new efficiencies, and reduce cyber security risks. 
Daystar exists to help small to mid-sized businesses succeed. After two decades in the technology industry, we understand the dynamics of change. We embrace it and hope to help others in their journey as well.

Located in Newington, NH, Daystar was founded in 2000. For more information on Daystar, please visit www.daystarinc.com.
 
About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, the initiative 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 and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.
 
About NCSA
NCSA is the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA's primary partners are DHS and NCSA's Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Aetna; AT&T Services Inc.; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; Logical Operations; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; NXP Semiconductors; Raytheon; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Salesforce; Symantec Corporation; TeleSign; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA's core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT™; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about.  
 
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ on Facebook and Twitter and visiting stopthinkconnect.org.
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