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Stop.Think.Connect. In Your Community

Overview

Emerging cyber threats require engagement from the entire American community to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. We must work together to secure our most critical infrastructures that power our hospitals, supply our water, support our national defense, and drive our country’s economic engine.

The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign encourages communities to embrace a more sustained, proactive approach towards online safety and directly engages communities to promote awareness and dialogue about the dangers Americans face online. Community engagement focuses on dialogue on cybersecurity issues between diverse community members- from government entities and industry to academia and non-profits- all of whom would benefit from a collective, hands-on approach to online safety.

2011- 2012 In Your Community Schedule

  • November 2011: Boston, MA
  • January 2012: Miami, FL
  • April 2012: Twin Cities, MN
  • August 2012: Atlanta, GA
  • October 2012: Omaha, NE in conjunction with the kick-off event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 How To Get Involved

The Campaign encourages organizations as well as individuals to take leadership roles in the planning and implementation of cyber awareness events and activities, while also getting directly involved and participating.

Suggested ways to get involved include but are not limited to:

  • Working with DHS to organize a cybersecurity awareness event at your organization or participate in an existing event
  • Encouraging your friends, family, and coworkers to attend and participate in scheduled Stop.Think.Connect. events
  • Collaborating with local public, private, or nonprofit entities to advance Stop.Think.Connect. cyber tips.

For more information on how to get involved in the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s In Your Community events, please contact the Campaign directly at stopthinkconnect@dhs.gov.

Last Published Date: June 18, 2014
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