The holidays are a great time to give back to your local community. November 27 is known as Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. This year, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education is adding some “cattitude” to Giving Tuesday. Sign up for the Center’s “Round-Up” program from November 1 to November 27 and you will be entered for the chance to win a Jim Davis autographed holiday-themed Garfield print. Once enrolled, the program “rounds up” your change on every day purchases and donates them to the charity of your choice.
Another way to give back is at the office. One of our (ISC)² members working in the information security office at Fulton Financial Corporation planned events in September and October – for Cyber Security Awareness Month – where they could coordinate a “casual week” at the office. Employees could donate to wear jeans to the office, with all proceeds collected being donated to a cybersecurity-related charity. Fulton Financial Corporation employees selected the Center and raised more than $800 in a few months.
The (ISC)² New York Metro Chapter also donated to the Center through an event at the Citi offices. For their seventh annual National Cybersecurity Month, employees hosted a ticketed event benefiting the Center and raised $600.
The Center has awarded more than $1,000,000 in cybersecurity scholarships over the years and continues to do so every year. Your donations enable the Center to work toward their mission of making the cyber world a safer place for everyone, through scholarships, the Garfield Safe and Secure Online program and so much more.