SAN FRANCISCO, September 27, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Periscope Data, the world’s leading analytics platform for data professionals, announced that it has become a champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in 2018. Periscope Data joins a growing global effort of businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals promoting 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, Periscope Data recognizes their commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy. As part of Periscope Data’s efforts, it will be organizing internal awareness activities and welcoming customers and partners to also commit to NCSAM and other cybersecurity initiatives. To learn more about Periscope Data’s security practices, please visit https://www.periscopedata.com/security.
“At Periscope Data, our goal is to turn data teams into superheroes and one way we can do that is by building a platform that our customers can trust to protect and defend their data,” said Ty Sbano, head of security at Periscope Data. “We continually have security and privacy top of mind and felt NCSAM provides a great opportunity to celebrate and promote cybersecurity.”
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."
For more information about NCSAM 2018, the champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or follow the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on social media throughout the month. A full list of champions can be found at https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/ncsam-champions/.