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DHS to Hold October Cybersecurity Awareness Event; Essye Miller Comments

Essye-MillerThe U.S. Army is set to discuss cybersecurity policies, practices and training during an annual cybersecurity awareness event in October.

The Department of Homeland Security will hold the 2014 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multistate Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the U.S. Army said Monday.

Margaret McBride writes the event’s theme will highlight the impact of cyber attacks on military operations and business processes, personal data and resource availability.

“The Defense Department gets hit with approximately 10 million cyber attacks each and every day, and a very large number of them are aimed directly at the Army,” said Essye Miller, cybersecurity director of the Chief Information Office.

“Leaders must continue to enforce good cybersecurity practices and emphasize the impact of failures on unit readiness and mission capability, but it’s also incumbent upon every individual, regardless of rank or position, to get educated,” she added.

Miller said users must consider themselves “part of the Army’s cyber defense force.”

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