The Importance of Cybersecurity Education &
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Grace Crickette, CGEIT, CCSA, ARM, SHRM-SPC, SPHR, CCEP-I
Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire | Treasury and Risk Magazine “100 Most Influential People in Finance | Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Decade Award | PHI Protection Network Heros Award | Chair, ASIS International Information Technology Security Community
"We operate every day in systems that have numerous partners working together, adding to the complexity of the risk we are tasked with managing. Yet, it is through partnership and collaboration that we advance our skills and improve our outcomes. It’s not just the tech industry that’s undergoing change, but all industries such as banking, healthcare, consumer products, logistics, and automotive that are seeing an evolution of their products and services, and a need for more collaboration.
ASIS provides a great platform for connection and the Information Technology Security Community is a forum for exchanging ideas and supporting all security practitioners. We look forward to collaborating with you through the programs and information developed for you during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and throughout the coming year. The ASIS International IT Security Community is pleased to support the important work of this national event. As your Chair working alongside Vice Chair Angel Hueca, we aim to add value to you and your organization."
Angel L. Hueca, Ph.D.
Sr. Cybersecurity Operations Researcher | CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University V | Vice-Chair, ASIS International Information Technology Security Community
"In the field of information security there is a common joke that the end user is "The Weakest Link." While there may be some truth to that, it is up to us as the physical, information technology, or information security practitioners, to empower our users on the importance of safe computer use practices. Every day we are made aware of new threats and breaches that have occurred to even the most well-known and secure organizations. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a great time to remind our users on safe computing at the office and at home. Through gamification, bulletins, and exercises we can prepare our users and make them aware of the many techniques malicious actors use and how to best counter anything questionable they may encounter. As your Vice-Chair working alongside Chair Grace Crickette, we aim to empower not only you, but also your end-users."