DHS Kicks Off Cyber Security Campaign

Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 08:10 AM gHale

Cyber security is going mainstream as the “Stop. Think. Connect.” awareness campaign from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched this week. It is a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online.
“We all share a responsibility to prevent cyber attacks and increase our nation’s resilience to cyber threats,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign will help equip the public with simple information to keep themselves and their families safe and secure on the Internet.”
“Stop. Think. Connect.” is a national public education campaign designed to increase public understanding of cyber threats and how individual citizens can develop safer cyber habits that will help make networks more secure.
“Stop. Think. Connect.” includes cyber forums hosted in collaboration with the National Centers of Academic Excellence to bring together diverse groups of community, private and government participants for dialogues on cyber security issues; opportunities for members of the public to get involved and help spread the word by leading or hosting campaign activities; and a coalition for public and private sector organizations.
As part of the campaign, the Department has also launched a new website for “Stop. Think. Connect.” that provides a variety of free, downloadable resources and materials to help the public increase their safety and security online.

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