National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2020
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM was created in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance as a collaborative effort between government and the private industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
The remote work trends in 2020 make the home and work environments more connected than before. NCSAM 2020 focuses on empowering individuals and organizations to own the role in protecting cyberspace. This year’s overarching message – “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” – will focus on key areas including steps users and organizations can take to protect Internet-connected devices for both personal and professional use, the role of the healthcare industry (i.e., hospitals and clinics) in protecting against cybersecurity vulnerabilities with the continuous implementation of various Internet-connected devices that transmit or store patient information, and the impact of future technological innovations, such as 5G and artificial intelligence, on users and industry.
The County of Los Angeles is actively involved in this endeavor and will provide its employees with resources, tips, and guidance to be safer and more secure online at home and at work. Security Information teams from various County Departments will host NCSAM events throughout the month of October. Please contact our office or the Departmental Information Security Officer in your County department with any questions about this event.
Contact the Office of Privacy
For privacy and HIPAA matters, please contact the Office of Privacy Hotline at 213-974-2164 or Privacy@ceo.lacounty.gov.
You may also contact the County’s Health Agency Departments with questions:
Department of Health Services: (800) 711-5366
Department of Mental Health: (800) 700-9996
Department of Public Health: (888) 228-9064