Centripetal Networks Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion

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Awareness is raised to assist consumers in securing data online; Centripetal Networks joins the efforts

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Today, Centripetal Networks announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014, joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations to promote online safety awareness.

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. As an official Champion, Centripetal Networks recognizes its commitment to cyber security and online safety.

“We are excited to join NCSAM in their cyber awareness efforts this October,” said Centripetal Networks founder and CEO Steven A. Rogers. “Cyber security has come a long way over the years, but we are still not adequately defending ourselves. The missing element in previous cyber threat intelligence appliances is that they were unable to scale sufficiently to address the problem. That is exactly what we have set out to combat at Centripetal. What NCSAM is doing is crucial to bring this growing issue into the forefront.”

Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. This year marks the 11th year of NCSAM.

"The Champion Program is a vital part of making National Cyber Security Awareness Month a success each year,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2014 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cyber security and online safety awareness."

As part of Centripetal Networks’ NCSAM efforts, we will continue to discuss the growing issue of cyber crime and how to best prevent data theft before it occurs. Centripetal’s RuleGate® device operationalizes threat intelligence to enable organizations to block, alert, or allow cyber threats in real-time at scale, without network disruption. This results in total enhanced cyber awareness.

For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCSAM Champions program, and how to participate in NCSAM activities, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the #NCSAM hashtag on Twitter throughout the month.

About Centripetal Networks Inc.
Centripetal Networks Inc. is a cyber-security solutions provider specializing in Real-Time Active Network Defense. Centripetal has achieved several breakthroughs in the scale and speed of network protection. Centripetal’s RuleGate® product is the first and only system able to action threat indicators at scale, at full line-rate speed, and with agility. Threat intelligence can now directly drive an active cyber defense without negatively impacting network performance or user experience. Centripetal’s offering includes the RuleGate® a unique ultra high performance network appliance, QuickThreat®™ the industry’s first real-time threat visualization and analytics platform, and the Advanced Cyber Threat™ (ACT) service. Please visit http://www.centripetalnetworks.com.

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 11th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cyber security in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since President Obama’s proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer, more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam or http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors. As we believe cyber security is our shared responsibility, the NCSA is dedicated to providing industries, communities and individuals with the tools and resources to protect themselves and the digital assets we all share. Learn more at http://www.staysafeonline.org.

About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. is the global cyber security awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The campaign was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved at the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STOPTHINKCONNECT, on Twitter at @STOPTHNKCONNECT, and at http://www.stopthinkconnect.org.

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