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November 22, 2021

US, EU Join Paris Call for Cybersecurity

Security Boulevard, November 16, 2021
The United States and the European Union announced plans to join the Paris Call, an international effort to combat cyberthreats endangering citizens and infrastructure.

November 15, 2021

Here’s what we really think about cyber safety

Aware Force, November 15, 2021
The security awareness company CybSafe and the National Cybersecurity Alliance have released a new study about safe online behaviors by polling 2,000 respondents in the US and the UK. Here are some of the highlights.

November 11, 2021

VP Kamala Harris: US Will Join 80-Nation Cybersecurity Pact

InfoSec, November 11, 2021
The U.S. has joined an 80-nation agreement that sets collective goals for cyberspace, with a particular focus on internet integrity, electoral security, intellectual property theft, use of malign hacking tools and more. Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed U.S. entry into the multistate pact following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.

November 9, 2021

How to protect your money and info while shopping online

Fox 26 Houston, November 9, 2021
What are some steps we need to take to protect ourselves while shopping online? Are there any new online shopping scams we need to be aware of? Lisa Plaggemier is the Interim Executive Director at NCA. She explains what we need to know to stay safe while making online purchases.

November 8, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Features $1.9 Billion in Cyber Funding

InfoSec, November 8, 2021
The U.S. Congress on Friday passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a landmark bill from the Biden administration that will inject $1.9 billion in new cybersecurity funding for the federal government. The bill, long held up in Congress amid Democratic infighting, passed the House by a vote of 228-206, and now moves to the desk of Joe Biden, who plans to hold a signing ceremony following a congressional recess.

October 29, 2021

Best Practices for People and Enterprise to #StaySafeOnline

Nasdaq #TradeTalks, October 29, 2021
National Cybersecurity Alliance Interim Executive Director Lisa Plaggemier joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq #TradeTalks to discuss the National #Cybersecurity Alliance and best practices for people and enterprise to #StaySafeOnline. #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth

October 27, 2021

How to Be Cyber Smart this Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Ping Podcast, October 27, 2021
Cybersecurity Awareness Month turns 18 this October 2021. And just like other 18-year olds, it's graduated from dealing with fairly straight-forward problems to facing complex issues. But National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Interim Executive Director Lisa Plaggemier tells us, that there are a few simple steps individuals and businesses can take to Be Cyber Smart (that's also #becybersmart). Her top two: strong passwords and MFA (multifactor authentication).

October 25, 2021

How to Keep Children Safe From Online Scams, Identity Theft

NBC Dallas, October 25, 2021
Playing games, making videos and texting can be fun ways for children to connect with their friends online, but they can also have a downside. “Kids are more likely to fall for scams,” said the interim executive director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance, Lisa Plaggemier.