Government Shuts Down for Cyber Security

In a classic move, clearly designed to introduce National Cyber Security Awareness Month with quite a bang, the US Government has shut down, making it questionable as to whether National Cyber Security Awareness Month will actually happen.

In case the DHS isn’t able to make things happen without funding, here’s what they originally had planned:

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I’m sure you’ll find myself and a few others keen to engage you on Information Security this month in the absence of any functioning legislators.

Maybe without the government in charge, we can stop using the “C” word to describe it.

UPDATE 1

The “C” word I’m referring to is, of course, “Cyber”. Bad word. Doesn’t mean anything remotely like what people using it think it means.

UPDATE 2

The main page of the DHS.GOV web site actually does carry a small banner indicating that there’s no activity happening at the web site today.

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So, there may be many NCSAM events, but DHS will not be a part of them.

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