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 isnâ€™t able to make things happen without funding, hereâ€™s what they originally had planned:
Iâ€™m sure youâ€™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 â€śCâ€ť word to describe it.
The â€śCâ€ť word Iâ€™m referring to is, of course, â€śCyberâ€ť. Bad word. Doesnâ€™t mean anything remotely like what people using it think it means.
The main page of the DHS.GOV web site actually does carry a small banner indicating that thereâ€™s no activity happening at the web site today.
So, there may be many NCSAM events, but DHS will not be a part of them.