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.
In an effort to encourage communities to embrace a more sustained, proactive approach towards online safety, the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign established Cyber Tours, which serve as the primary regional outreach platform for the Campaign’s awareness efforts. Cyber Tours –week-long series of cybersecurity events and activities– directly engage communities in promoting awareness and dialogue about the dangers Americans face online.
The Cyber Tours serve as an impetus for sustained engagement and 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 Cyber Tour 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 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2012
How to Get Involved
The Cyber Tours’ effectiveness depends on the willingness of communities to actively participate in Stop.Think.Connect.’s awareness efforts. The Campaign encourages organizations as well as individuals to take leadership roles in the planning and implementation of Cyber Tour activities. Suggested ways to get involved include but are not limited to:
- Working with DHS to host a Cyber Tour event at your organization
- Inviting DHS to attend and discuss cybersecurity at one of your organization’s existing events or meetings
- Publicizing Cyber Tour events and activities within your organization and community
- Encouraging your friends, family, and coworkers to attend and participate in scheduled Cyber Tour events
- Collaborating with local public, private, or nonprofit entities to advance Stop.Think.Connect. cyber tips and messages during and after the Cyber Tour
For more information on how to get involved in the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s Cyber Tour Program, please contact the Campaign directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.