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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! This month is designed to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and to ensure that all Georgians have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. It's important to take proactive steps to enhance cyber security at home and in the workplace. Remember, when it comes to your information online, Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT!
(ATLANTA) – The convenience that technology brings makes everyday life simpler, but also makes it easier for criminals to perpetrate financial crimes through the theft of personal data and use of malicious software. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices.
Financial preparedness is key to individual and community resilience
(ATLANTA) –None of the weather threats that Georgia faces have done more damage statewide than flooding, yet less than two percent of homes in the state are covered by flood insurance. Governor Brian Kemp has declared September as National Preparedness Month, with the goal of Georgians being “Prepared, Not Scared,” for floods and any other disasters, both physically and financially.
(ATLANTA) – Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian Kemp issued a mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties starting at noon today.
The Governor's order also directed the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Georgia Department of Transportation to establish westerly contraflow on Interstate 16 starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Georgians in the evacuation zone are encouraged to review the evacuation routes.
GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.