Statement on Cyber Security Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October marks the start of the 20th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month and the “Secure Our World campaign, which is sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and emphasizes the importance of protecting our personal and business data and provides year-round cyber security tips and best practices.

“The reliable delivery of electricity is essential to every aspect of our lives here and across the world. While there has been no loss of load to date in North America that can be attributed to a cyber attack, grid security requires continuous vigilance and agility,” said Manny Cancel, NERC’s senior vice president and CEO of NERC​s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC). “The threat landscape includes constantly evolving and persistent threats from sophisticated, capable and diverse adversaries. NERC and the E-ISAC support the dedication of a month to call attention to and raise awareness of the importance of cyber security in the face of these adversaries.

As always, the E-ISAC encourages everyone to continue to practice good cyber hygiene, apply security patches as soon as possible, and become members of the E-ISAC so they can share cyber incident information with the E-ISAC and its security community. The E-ISAC offers its members a secure online Portal for actionable information sharing and expert analysis on cyber and physical security incidents, and much more, including participation in exclusive briefings, programs and conferences. To become an E-ISAC member, apply here.​

Posted On: 10/02/2023