Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on cyberspace. While increased connectivity has led to significant transformations and advances across our country – and around the world – it also has increased the risks to privacy and security. Everyone has a unique role to play in cybersecurity—whether it’s protecting small businesses from fraud, teaching students about cybersecurity ethics, or just thinking twice before clicking on a hyperlink. The Department’s Stop.Think.Connect. TM campaign relies on its National Network of partners to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of staying safe online.
The National Network comprises approximately 30 non-profit organizations, including D.A.R.E., Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, InfraGard, and the National Association of Counties. Some of these partners have joined the campaign in recent months, helping us reach more Americans to inform them about their personal role in addressing cybersecurity risks.
Recent new partners include:
- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
- Center for Internet Security (CIS)
- Connect2Compete, an organization dedicated to expanding access to technology and training
- Connect Safely, a non-profit organization that provides social media and mobile media safety tips
- Government Technology Services (GTS) Coalition
- High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
- Hungry Hungry Hackers (H3), an applied research security community at Georgia Tech
- International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
- Fraud.org, a project of the National Consumers League
- National Elementary Honor Society
- National Junior Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Women in Homeland Security
Stop.Think.Connect.™ is a national public awareness effort to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety and security by educating and empowering the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safe online habits. The campaign encourages Americans to view Internet safety and security as a shared responsibility at home, in the workplace, and in our communities. Through these partnerships with the National Network, the Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign gains a greater understanding of the cybersecurity issues and trends, and is able to develop helpful tips and resources specific to the organizations and their members.
For a complete list of Stop.Think.Connect. National Network partners, or for more information on how an organization can join, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.