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National Cyber Security Day is a well-kept secret

U.S. residents adjusting to the daylight savings time change will have to be forgiven for sleeping through much of National Cyber Security Day on Sunday. The semi-annual event passed with nary a mention, even as antivirus software companies warned customers of yet another virulent e-mail worm. A spokesman for the National Cyber Security Alliance, a government-industry group that sponsors the event said the group is doing a good job of communicating with the public. However, the lack of fanfare on Sunday had at least one computer security expert wondering about the effectiveness of industry-led efforts to address cybersecurity and improve the security of the U.S.’s information technology infrastructure. First held in 2002, the semi-annual National Cyber Security Days are coordinated with daylight savings in April and October in the U.S. and are intended to raise the public’s awareness of cybersecurity issues and promote safe online practices, said Keith Nahigian, a spokesman for the alliance. Full Story

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