October 5, 2016 — The Internet Insurance Group (IIG) today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. It will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.
Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as 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. As an official Champion, Internet Insurance Group recognizes its commitment to cyber security, online safety and privacy.
“We have worked with thousands of small business owners to implement risk management strategies and put in place insurance coverage that will help protect their businesses. Small businesses are targeted with increasing frequency by cyber criminals and we take pride in helping to educate business owners on how they can protect themselves from cyber threats.” Stated IIG CEO Lou Geremia.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. NCSAM 2015 was an unprecedented success, generating more than 1,700 news stories –an increase of 74 percent from NCSAM 2014’s media coverage. Kicking off NCSAM’s 13th year, this October presents a new opportunity to expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.
“The Champion program is a vital part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing success. More than 700 organizations joined last year, a nearly 80-percent increase from the year before,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2016 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness.”
For more information about NCSAM, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month.
About Internet Insurance Group (IIG)
Built by insurance industry leaders, IIG offers small businesses across the country the ability to learn, shop and buy commercial insurance coverage online for their most valuable asset. Using numerous web properties focused on specific industries and products, IIG helps small businesses make smart decisions about their risk management needs. IIG’s website DataBreachCoverage.com helps small business owners put coverage in place to protect their businesses from cyber threats. Our experienced agents provide valuable guidance and have access to A+ rated insurance carriers in the industry. IIG provides a fast, efficient, and free way to find the best small business insurance coverage.
About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 13th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cyber security in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since President Obama’s 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.