Wipfli becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Champion


August 20, 2015
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Wipfli LLP, one of the leading CPA and consulting firms in the nation, announced today that the firm has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015. The firm will be joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. As an official champion, Wipfli recognizes their commitment to cybersecurity and online safety.

“With the increased frequency of cyber incidents, Wipfli continues to proactively serve our clients by providing cyber security services and information that can reduce the impact of a cyber-attack should they become victims.” said Bob Cedergren, Wipfli’s Risk Advisory and Forensic Services practice leader. “Vigilance and preparation are necessary components of an effective cyber security program.”

Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, 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. This year marks the 12th year of NCSAM.

"The Champion Program is a vital part of making National Cyber Security Awareness Month a success each year,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2015 champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cyber security and online safety awareness."

As part of Wipfli’s NCSAM efforts, the firm will conduct awareness and training webinars and publish thought leadership articles on cyber security. The firm is deploying a “30 Tips in 30 Days” campaign to educate clients on things they can do to protect themselves and their families from online dangers. Wipfli blogs regularly on cyber security-related topics on their WipfliSecurity blog and publishes two cyber security communications entitled “WipfliSecurity Weekly” and “WipfliSecurity Insider.”

For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCSAM Champions program, and how to participate in NCSAM activities, readers should visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam. Individuals can also follow and use the hashtag #cyberaware on Twitter throughout the month.

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