January 28 is Data Privacy Day. The remaining 364 days of the year are Data Privacy Days

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By Marco Ciappelli, Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with NCSA Executive Director Kelvin Coleman


Ladies and Gentlemen,
Welcome to the intersection of IT security and society; welcome to ITSPmagazine.

This is Marco Ciappelli, and you are about to listen to another episode of my podcast series The Cyber Society.

Let's face it: the future is now. 

We are already living in a cyber society, so we need to stop ignoring it or pretending that is not affecting us.

Here is where IT security and society truly intersect. Here is where we discuss the impact that technology and cybersecurity - or the lack of - have on our everyday life. 

Here is where we look at all the internet-connected conveniences, we raise our voice and call for awareness, and we educate ourselves about information security, privacy, and cyber safety.

Because there is no better place than here, and no better time than now, to talk about the future of this digitally connected world.


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For this conversation I am joined by Sean Martin and our guests is:

Kelvin Coleman | National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director

What’s the title of today’s story?

January 28 is Data Privacy Day. The remaining 364 days of the year are Data Privacy Days.


Here is what it is about:

Data Privacy Day 2019 Reminds Businesses and Consumers About the Value of Personal Data and the Need to Protect It

In this new era of privacy, the National Cyber Security Alliance will underscore the value of personal information by informing businesses about the critical need to respect consumer privacy and safeguard data.

New Era in Privacy: Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST
NCSA will host a timely event – entitled  A New Era in Privacy ‒ streamed live from LinkedIn in San Francisco, CA on Monday, Jan. 28. Join us via livestream to learn about timely issues from leading privacy experts that impact both business and consumers.

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe and is officially led by NCSA in North America. Verizon and Visa are Contributing Sponsors of the 2019 privacy awareness campaign. VISA and Verizon are Contributing Sponsors of the 2019 privacy awareness campaign. YubicoMozilla and Trend Micro are Participating Sponsors. The hashtag for NCSA’s privacy campaign efforts is #PrivacyAware.

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 DHS and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; CertNexus; Cisco; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; InfoSec Institute; Intel Corporation; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; NXP Semiconductors; Raytheon; Salesforce; Symantec Corporation; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from DHS; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.

We truly enjoyed this conversation with the new NCSA Executive Director Kelvin Coleman. He is a great guy and an experienced leader that we are happy to follow and support here at ITSPmagazine.

Enjoy the conversation and do not forget to fight the good fight with us.

Let’s listen.


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