STOP. THINK. CONNECT
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FACEBOOK AND ANTIVIRUS PROVIDERS –
The new agreement paves the way for the continuation of the recently established public private partnership known as the National Cybersecurity Education Council to build a consensus on the future of cyber education in the United States. The multi-stakeholder effort will bring together government, industry, nonprofit, academia and other educational organizations to make recommendations and suggest guidelines on cyber education. The collaboration will also include all parties participating in a working group to identify the cyber education needs of all young people and the foundational knowledge, skills and competencies needed by government and industry to build a workforce that can protect America’s vital digital assets.
” Any infected computer is a risk to other computers on the Internet. Therefore, this effort will have a positive impact well beyond the Facebook community. We hope others will take notice of this collaborative effort and think about creative ways they can work together to implement cybersecurity solutions.
For computer users, keeping a clean machine with a current security software package, updated software, and a modern web browser is a security essential. The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, a collaborative effort between government and industry, lays out important tips for all users to connect safely. Through STOP. THINK. CONNECT. users can be sure they have done what they need to do, are aware of the potential consequences of their actions, and can proceed across the Internet with confidence and peace of mind.”
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA works to create a culture of cyber security and safety through education and awareness activities. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Trend Micro, Symantec, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org or www.stopthinkconnect.org for more information and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The campaign was developed by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, a public-private partnership established in 2009 and led by The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to develop and support a national cybersecurity awareness campaign. In October 2010 the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Messaging Convention launched the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security provides the Federal Government’s leadership for the campaign. Industry, government, non-profits and education institutions participate in STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Learn how to get involved with the Stop. Think. Connect. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STOPTHINKCONNECT and the campaign website at www.stopthinkconnect.org.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance