From Awareness to Action: Iowa Governor Proclaims October Cybersecurity Action Month

HBS TAI Employees Iowa

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which has helped citizens better understand the risks of online security threats and to become more educated about the daily, evolving environment of personal and public security.

If inaction due to unawareness is a driver of threat events then it is important to empower businesses and the public with the ability to take actions based on awareness.

With the help of HBS and the Technology Association of Iowa, the State of Iowa made the important move from basic awareness to an emphasis on encouraging data security action when Governor Kim Reynolds declared this October to be Cybersecurity Action Month

With cyberattacks continuing to make headlines right here in Iowa, we understand there is a real need for proactive cybersecurity resources for companies and organizations statewide. So we are proud to partner with HBS on Cybersecurity Action Month to encourage Iowans to think beyond awareness and how to take action on their cybersecurity programs.  

Brian Waller 
President - Technology Association of Iowa

The Technology Association of Iowa and HBS are the partnering sponsors of Cybersecurity Action Month and have made a number of training guides and other media available to the public. 

Companies and individuals are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of  Cybersecurity resources to equip themselves to take action in defense of their own cybersecurity. 

Various videos, guides, and infographics are available to help organizations establish realistic action plans to take better control of security. Topics range from Vendor Risk Management, Employee Security Training, Incident Response Planning, and Business Impact Analysis (BIA). 

Jordan EngbersAwareness is critical, but it is not enough. We are providing resources that help equip organizations to take action against cyber threats.

Jordan Engbers 
Director of Marketing and Business Development - HBS
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