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Unicon Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Champion

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Company Joins Global Effort to Promote Online Safety Awareness

Gilbert, AZ – October 11, 2017— Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry, today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. Unicon will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to promote online safety awareness. As an official Champion, Unicon recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety, and privacy.

"The Champion program is a vital part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing success. 870 organizations joined last year, a 24 percent increase from the year before,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “We are thankful to our 2017 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness."

Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception. More information about NCSAM, the Champion program, and how to participate in a wide variety of activities is available at staysafeonline.org/ncsam and on Twitter via the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware.

As part of Unicon’s NCSAM efforts, the company will be showcasing its services for identity and access management (IAM) solutions at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 31 – November 3, Philadelphia, PA. Visit Unicon at booth 1530 to discover how open source web single sign-on; federated identity; groups and access management; and provisioning and automation provide security for education technology.

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 14th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential 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 and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam or dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance (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’s primary partners are the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCSA's Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Aetna; AT&T Services Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; Blackberry Corporation; CDK Global, LLC; Cisco; Comcast; ESET North America; Google; Facebook; LifeLock, Inc.; Logical Operations; NXP Semiconductors; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Symantec Corporation; Intel Corporation; MasterCard; Microsoft Corporation; PayPal; Raytheon; PKWARE; Salesforce; SANS Institute; TeleSign; and Visa. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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