"Cybersecurity and being safer and more secure online is a critical issue for nearly every American. We are honored by PRSA's recognition of our work. The awards reflect the collaboration, vision, focus and execution of NCSA's communications team and agency partner, Thatcher & Company," said Michael Kaiser, NCSA's executive director. "Futhermore, it illustrates the invaluable contributions and participation from government, industry and nonprofit partners that greatly accelerate our work and power our public-private partnership. Our work, however, is far from done. NCSA looks forward to building continued momentum in helping individuals, families and organizations stay safe online through National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, Data Privacy Day in January 2018 and many other initiatives year round."
"NCSA plays a vital, neutral role in convening, sharing and multiplying resources that are making the internet safe for all," said Brad Thatcher, CEO of Thatcher & Company. "It is an incredible honor to be recognized by PRSA for our collective efforts in raising awareness of the global, shared responsibility we all have to stay safe online."
NCSA and Thatcher & Company won Silver Anvil Awards in the following categories:
Public Service – Associations "Making the Internet Safe for all"
Public Service – Partnerships (Funded jointly by businesses and other organizations, including nonprofit and government) "Making the Internet Safe for all"
About The National Cyber Security Alliance 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 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCSA's Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Aetna; AT&T Services, Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; BlackBerry Corporation; CDK Global; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; LifeLock, Inc. (a Symantec company); Logical Operations; Mastercard; Microsoft Corp.; NXP Semiconductors; PayPal; PKWARE; Raytheon; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Salesforce; SANS Institute; Symantec; TeleSign and Visa Inc. NCSA's core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (January 28) and 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. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.
About Thatcher & Company
Thatcher & Company is a boutique public relations firm headquartered in New York City with a growing western base of operations emanating from Salt Lake City, Utah. The firm serves a range of industries from tech to telecom, education and media while also engaging in global activities on behalf of U.S. Embassies and countries. For more information visit www.thatcherandco.com.
About Silver Anvil Award
Since its inception in 1944, the annual Silver Anvil Award is the oldest awards competition for excellence in public relations and communication. The iconic Silver Anvil Award symbolizes the breadth of talent among industry practitioners while recognizing outstanding individual professional achievement. Entries are judged on their research, planning, execution and evaluation, while also considering factors such as creativity, ethics and budget.
For more information on the Silver Anvil Awards, please visit the event website.
About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the nation's largest professional organization serving the communications community. The organization's mission is to make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career. PRSA achieves this by offering its members thought leadership and innovative lifelong learning opportunities to help them develop new skills, enhance their credibility and connect with a strong network of professionals. The organization sets the standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry. PRSA collectively represents more than 30,000 members comprised of communications professionals spanning every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).