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Copper Valley Telecom announced on September 29 that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. CVT joins a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.
Recognized every 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.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally.
As part of CVT's Cyber Security Month local efforts, the company is posting tips and links to resources such as fact sheets on its website and Facebook page. Additionally, CVT is sponsoring KVAK's Kids Club where local students will read, record, and broadcast important advice about staying safe online. The public may also attend an open house during October at the CVT office where even more information will be available.
Tabitha Gregory, CVT's Chief Customer Relations Officer, said, "Copper Valley Telecom is a cooperative which means our mission is to serve our communities. Cyber crime, including fraud, stalking, and theft, is growing globally and we want our customers and residents to know everything they possibly can about how stay safe and protect themselves, their families, and businesses. That's why we're sponsoring a whole month of educational activities and outreach about this topic."
For more information about National Cyber Security Month, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam.