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October 2, 2014 —

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014, an effort to increase the American public’s understanding of basic cybersecurity practices and the role each of us plays in keeping cyberspace safe and secure. Cybersecurity is a critical component of the nation’s economic wellbeing and has become an integral part of our collective national security. Both essential services and critical infrastructure increasingly rely on cyber networks and systems. Improving the security and resilience of these networks is one of DHS’s core missions.

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