Minneapolis, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Once again, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

CLA joined this collaborative effort to help promote internet safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated wider opportunities for cybercriminals, which means organizations must reexamine their entire cybersecurity strategy.

Now in its 17th year, NCSAM continues to work toward the ultimate goal of providing all Americans with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online.

“Risk reduction is always a critical component for organizations, and, in the face of COVID-19, cybersecurity has taken on even greater importance,” says Mark Eich, a cybersecurity principal with CLA.

Throughout the month, CLA will share security strategies and tips, and offer cybersecurity webinars to learn more about topics such as how to create stronger passwords. Other topics to be highlighted this month include:

  • Risks and trends in cybersecurity and fraud
  • Live IT security attack and defense
  • Data breaches — mitigation and response strategies

Visit the NCSAM website for more information about NCSAM 2020 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities.

Join the conversation on CLA’s social networks using #BeCyberSmart. And, visit CLA’s cybersecurity and data privacy page to discover more ways to protect your organization from cybercrime.

About NCSA
NCSA is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry, and civil society. NCSA offers webinars, web resources, and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/about/.

About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives, with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam 

About CLA
CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,200 people, 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information, visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.


Jackie Kruger
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)