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Cisco wins National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge Award

We at Cisco take cybersecurity very seriously.  We understand that protecting networks and personal information must be a critical part of each and every product, network, and solution.

So we were gratified yesterday when DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that Cisco had been named the winner of the Best Publicity and Marketing category of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge.

The Department received more than 80 proposals, in seven categories.  The winners will be used as part of the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign in October 2010.

Cisco’s proposal aligns with this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign theme -- “Our Shared Responsibility.”  The Cisco plan creates an educational cybersecurity portal and a cybersecurity “IQ challenge,” utilizing print, radio, TV and online ads to drive awareness.

We pay attention to cyber security all year, but the October campaign will raise awareness for individuals, educators, and small businesses.  This year’s event promises to be the biggest ever, with Presidential, Cabinet Secretary, and Congressional interest and involvement.

You can get involved or learn more by visiting www.staysafeonline.org.

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