Are you doing your part to secure cyberspace? Sign the MS-ISAC pledge and show your commitment!

Sep 23, 2011 4:42pm


By William F. Pelgrin, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has launched a national Cyber Security Pledge campaign to encourage citizens to declare their commitment to using good practices for staying safe on the Internet.

The online movement runs through October 31 and is one of the many activities underway in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The Cyber Security Pledge delineates key behaviors that users should take to protect themselves and their information both at home and in the workplace:

  • Lock your computer when your leave your work area
  • Use strong passwords
  • Safeguard portable computing equipment when in public places.

To view more pledge best practices, sign up now!

The pledge is also a call to action that encourages users to spread the message of good cyber security practices to their friends, co-workers, neighbors and community. 

Consistent with the Awareness Month theme that cyber security is our shared responsibility, we invite you to join with thousands of other individuals across the country who are asserting their commitment to online safety. By signing the MS-ISAC Cyber Security Pledge you are affirming that you will take security seriously and use good practices both at home and at work.

After you sign the pledge, please encourage your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors—everyone you can—to do the same!  If we each pledge to do our part to make our piece of cyber space just a little bit more secure, we can truly make a difference in helping protect our nation's cyber security.

William F. Pelgrin is the founder and chair of the MS-ISAC and is a nationally-recognized expert in cyber security.