More and more, Americans are adopting new and innovative technologies and spending more of their time online. Our thirst for computers, smartphones, gadgets and Wi-Fi seems to have no limits. At home, at work and at school, our growing dependence on technology, coupled with increasing cyber threats and risks to our privacy, demands greater security in our online world.
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
Get Involved and Informed
Non-profit organizations can join the National Network
|Cyber Awareness Coalition|
Federal agencies and SLTT governments can join the Cyber Awareness Coalition
|In Your Community|
Engage your community in promoting cybersecurity awareness
Read our blogs and find out about upcoming events.
|Friends of the Campaign|
Individuals can sign up to become a Friend of the Campaign.
|Tips and Resources|
Learn about the main cyber issues and how you can avoid risks online
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Click here for more information.
History of Stop.Think.Connect.
In 2009, President Obama recognized the need to increase education and dialogue about cybersecurity. The President thereby issued the Cyberspace Policy Review, which has become the blueprint from which our nation's cybersecurity foundation will transform into an assured and resilient digital infrastructure for the future. As part of this policy review, the Department of Homeland Security was asked to create an ongoing cybersecurity awareness campaign–Stop.Think.Connect.– to help Americans understand the risks that come with being online. The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign launched on October 4, 2010, in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Contact the Campaign
To learn more or get involved in the Campaign, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.