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Kaspersky Lab North America Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017


North America has become a Champion
of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). By joining this
initiative, the company becomes part of a growing global effort among
businesses, government agencies, universities, associations, nonprofit
organizations and individuals to promote cybersecurity education, online
safety and privacy.

Recognized every October, NCSAM is 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.

Even as new malware, ransomware and phishing attacks target consumers
every day, up to 40 percent of people are still leaving their devices
unprotected from online threats, according to the Kaspersky
Cybersecurity Index
. As a NCSAM Champion, Kaspersky Lab joins
hundreds of NCSAM partners in educating consumers on these threats and
what steps they can take to stay safe in their digital lives.

"For 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has been dedicated to sharing research and
insights on the constantly evolving cyber threat landscape with
consumers and businesses worldwide," said Todd Helmbrecht, senior vice
president, marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America. "Becoming a National
Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion provides us with another
platform to share our cybersecurity knowledge and resources with more
people, contributing to our overall mission of helping to save the world
from cyber threats."

Throughout the month of October, Kaspersky Lab will be joining the NCSAM
conversation by sharing tips and educational resources on how to stay
protected against online threats. Kaspersky Lab recommends that
consumers adhere to the following cybersecurity best practices not just
during NCSAM, but year-round:

  • Use security software on all your devices and ensure all apps and
    programs are kept up-to-date with the latest software patches.
  • Routinely back up all important digital assets.
  • Create strong passwords, picking different ones for each new site and
  • When available, activate two-factor authentication to increase the
    security of your accounts.

For consumers who want to take action to protect their devices with
robust security technology, Kaspersky Lab offers award-winning,
multi-platform solutions including Kaspersky
Total Security
Internet Security
 and Kaspersky
. These products provide a full range of advanced features
including System Watcher, which protects against ransomware. Other
advanced features include Safe Money, Secure Connection and Parental
Controls, which help to safeguard consumer's digital lives.

For more information about NCSAM and its Champion program, please visit

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its
14th year, 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, NCSAM 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 or

About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National
Cyber Security Alliance (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 the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCSA's Board of
Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Aetna; AT&T Services
Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; Blackberry Corporation; CDK Global,
LLC; Cisco; Comcast; ESET North America; Google; Facebook; LifeLock,
Inc.; Logical Operations; NXP Semiconductors; RSA, the Security Division
of EMC; Symantec Corporation; Intel Corporation; MasterCard; Microsoft
Corporation; PayPal; Raytheon; PKWARE; Salesforce; SANS Institute;
TeleSign; and Visa. For more information on NCSA, please visit
You can also find us on Facebook
and Twitter.

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

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity
company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab's
deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly
transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses,
critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The
company's comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint
protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services
to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million
users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000
corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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