MACON/ATLANTA – Mercer University, for the fifth consecutive year, is a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, promoting online safety and privacy.

Held annually in October, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to growing the global effort to promote the awareness of cybersecurity.

The program is continuing its overarching theme of “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

“Our Information Technology team is pleased to continue our involvement in this effort,” said Denise Rogers, executive director of IT Client Support Services. “We recognize the importance of educating others about cybersecurity best practices and encourage everyone to follow the tips we provide on our IT website. During the month of October, join the conversation with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @ITMercer.”

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing all Americans with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. The initiative is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative 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.

About NCSA

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is dedicated to building a more secure and interconnected world by standing for the safe and secure use of all technology. The National Cyber Security Alliance is a leader in building strong public/private partnerships designed to help educate and inspire all technology users to take action to protect themselves, their organizations and their nations.

Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​