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Great Plains Chapter Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) Fall Training

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites Downtown 555 South 10th Street Omaha, NE 68102
Charlotte Evans cevans@unomaha.edu or Kristin Nelson knelson@region5systems.net

SERC Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:00 pm

State Emergency Response Commission, Lincoln

The Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission will be meeting Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm in Lincoln. The SERC will be conducting its annual strategic planning retreat, laying a path for future hazmat planning and response activities in Nebraska. A Zoom meeting will be open for anyone who would like to attend via teleconference. There are currently two vacant seats on the SERC: agricultural business and highway transportation. For additional information, please contact James Rashilla at NEMA.

Great ShakeOut Drill 10:19 a.m.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:15 am

Earthquakes can happen where we work, live, or travel. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an opportunity for everyone, everywhere, to practice earthquake safety and other aspects of emergency plans. Once again, The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is partnering with ShakeOut to encourage everyone to take action and register their participation with Prepareathon™ .

The 2017 International ShakeOut day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will hold earthquake drills in schools, organizations, communities, and households at 10:19 a.m. local time. Visit ShakeOut.org to register your participation, find resources, and learn more.

To learn more about earthquake safety, watch the When the Earth Shakes video from Prepareathon, go to Ready.gov, and visit the Prepareathon

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. This annual campaign engages and educates public and private sector partners through events and initiatives, provides tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increases the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

The 2017 NCSAM theme is Our Shared Responsibility

and each week has a focus:

  • Week 1 (October 2 –6): Simple Steps to Online Safety - provide simple steps to protect against top consumer cybersecurity concerns, and help the public understand what to do if they fall victim to cybercrime.
  • Week 2 (October 9 – 13): Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business – showcase how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Week 3 (October 16 – 20): Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet - remind citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. It is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.
  • Week 4 (October 23 – 27): The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity - encourage students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers.
  • Week 5 (October 30-31): Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats - look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, and other critical infrastructure secure.

The Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit provides resources to help you stay safe online and host your own cyber event. Materials include ready-made cyber presentations, tip cards, and more.

To show your support, register as a NCSAM Champion – it is free! You can also use the hashtag #CyberAware – both before and during the month of October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness through social media. You may find additional cybersecurity information at www.stopthinkconnect.org