[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 193 (Thursday, October 4, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60607-60608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24668]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 193 / Thursday, October 4, 2012 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8875 of October 1, 2012

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2012

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today, Americans are more connected to each other and 
                to people around the world than ever before. Many of us 
                depend on the Internet and digital tools in our daily 
                lives--from shopping at home and banking on our mobile 
                devices to sharing information with friends across the 
                globe. And America far outpaces the rest of the world 
                in adoption of cutting-edge wireless broadband 
                technology. Our growing reliance on technology reminds 
                us that our digital infrastructure is not just a 
                convenience; it is a strategic national asset. During 
                National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recommit to 
                ensuring our information and infrastructure remain 
                secure, reliable, and resilient.

                Though our Nation benefits immensely from the Internet, 
                increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, 
                fraud, and abuse. That is why my Administration has 
                made cybersecurity a national and economic security 
                priority. By bringing together Federal, State, and 
                local governments and private industry partners, we 
                have made great progress in securing cyberspace for 
                business, education, entertainment, and civic life. In 
                November 2011, we released the Blueprint for a Secure 
                Cyber Future--a strategic plan to protect government, 
                the private sector, and the public against cyber 
                threats today and tomorrow.

                As we continue to improve our cybersecurity under 
                existing authorities, comprehensive legislation remains 
                essential to securing our critical infrastructure, 
                facilitating greater cyber information sharing between 
                government and the private sector, and protecting the 
                privacy and civil liberties of the American people. My 
                Administration looks forward to working with the 
                Congress to address these goals.

                Cybersecurity cannot be guaranteed by government, 
                industry, and law enforcement alone. Each of us has an 
                important role to play in reducing the cyber threat and 
                increasing our resilience following cyber incidents. 
                The Department of Homeland Security's 
                ``Stop.Think.Connect.'' campaign continues to empower 
                digital citizens with the information and tools they 
                need to stay safe online. To learn more about how we 
                can all contribute to the security of our shared cyber 
                networks, visit www.DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect.

                America's digital infrastructure underpins our progress 
                toward strengthening our economy, improving our 
                schools, modernizing our military, and making our 
                government more open and efficient. Working together, 
                we can embrace the opportunities and meet the 
                challenges cyberspace provides while preserving 
                America's fundamental belief in freedom, openness, and 

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 2012 as 
                National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to recognize the importance 
                of cybersecurity and to observe this month with 
                activities, events, and trainings that will enhance our 
                national security and resilience.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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