A resolution proclaiming October 2017 as Cyber Security Awareness Month in Nashville and Davidson County.

WHEREAS, citizens of Nashville and Davidson County are increasingly reliant upon the Internet for conducting personal business, entertainment, communication, and education; and

WHEREAS, business and government agencies rely on use of the Internet and other information technology resources to provide efficient, comprehensive, and effective service to their customers and constituents; and

WHEREAS, as information has been collected, stored, and transmitted by information technology resources more frequently and in more places and methods, it is susceptible to breach if not properly handled and protected; and

WHEREAS, today’s technological environment is filled with hack attempts, viruses, worms, and other malicious attacks designed to obtain information without authorization, potentially leading to significant financial and privacy losses; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has taken many steps to secure its information, including establishment of a formal information security program and an information security awareness training program, and has worked and partnered with security professionals and agencies locally and nationally to further information security initiatives; and

WHEREAS, information security is ultimately everyone’s responsibility and the best defense against unintended loss of information is strong personal awareness about cyber attacks and methods on how to reduce their effectiveness; and

WHEREAS, a central goal of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is to assist in raising such awareness about information security issues and best practices for its employees, citizens and businesses; and

WHEREAS, the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign ( is a national effort coordinated by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online; and citizens should be encouraged to visit this site and to make use of the information it offers; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have designated October 2017 “Cyber Security Month”; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council is in support of promoting cyber security awareness for its people to learn and use effective information security practices in their personal and professional lives, and proclaim October 2017 as “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Nashville and Davidson County.


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing proclaiming October 2017 as “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Mr. Keith Durbin.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Burkley Allen, Freddie O'Connell


Referred to: Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee
Introduced: September 19, 2017
Adopted: September 19, 2017
Returned unsigned by the Mayor: October 4, 2017
Effective Date: October 4, 2017

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