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March 05, 2023
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention (STC) announced plans for a new epoch in the advance of the global STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, refocusing and relaunching the global campaign to emphasize guidance for young people and school-aged youngsters navigating the technical and social risks that attend contemporary ICT usage.
February 15, 2023
Messaging Convention (STC) seals partnership with Swiss NGO Netpathie to deploy the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cybersecurity awareness campaign in Switzerland
November 08, 2022
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Cybersecurity Awareness Adopted by Kazakhstan National Computer Emergency Response Team
October 28, 2022
Cyber Awareness Interdisciplinary Consortium Ireland Launches STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign and Cybersecurity Awareness Lab in Ireland
October 25, 2021
CAPA 8’s agenda for this week’s launch of the PARA. PIENSA. CONÉCTATE. campaign in Argentina – and subsequent discussions of awareness and education’s role in managing contemporary cybersecurity risks – is ambitious as it is imaginative. As follows:
November 15, 2018
In this post, Ron Woerner covers various cybersecurity career field options to help you understand the benefits of each, and how you can grow your career as a professional.
August 01, 2018
Sketch Threat offers tips and advice for businesses on how to protect and recover from a rogue IT employee with access to internal systems.
June 20, 2018
Unfortunately, a child’s personal information is particularly susceptible to criminals looking to steal an identity. Although nothing can entirely prevent identity theft, a secure device and a little awareness can go a long way.
May 04, 2018
May 4 is Star Wars Day, and @STOPTHNKCONNECT is celebrating with a Twitter chat. We’ll share best practices for dealing with the most common cyber threats. Join this discussion, featuring the Identity Theft Resource Center and other experts, to learn how you can fight the Dark Side of the web and use the Force of good cyber habits.
    April 17, 2018
    This Twitter chat – live from RSA® Conference – gathered security experts from around the world to discuss what industry and government are doing to prevent, respond to and recover from cyber threats and how we can all foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness.
      April 12, 2018
      The National Cyber Security Alliance and Better Business Bureau encourage everyone to make digital spring cleaning an annual ritual to protect critical information and devices.
        February 20, 2018
        It is vitally important to consider how compromised online privacy can specifically affect marginalized groups such as the LGBT community.
          February 08, 2018
          Last year, Intel approached Jim Shields of Twist and Shout Media to work on a privacy edition of his wildly successful and tremendously funny Restricted Intelligence training series. Now, anyone can license these episodes for much less than they can create them.
            February 05, 2018
            This chat will share online safety tips and resources and highlight how you can get involved in this year’s Safer Internet Day efforts.
              January 25, 2018
              In this post, we review what consumers should understand about their digital health data and what they can do to protect it and prevent misuse.
                January 24, 2018
                With customers all over the world, every company must be able to demonstrate how they are protecting data privacy to earn the trust of their customers, users, partners and employees. It starts with these three things.
                  January 24, 2018
                  In this Twitter chat, we discussed the importance of safeguarding data at your organization, things to consider in protecting this information and how you can foster a culture of privacy awareness at all levels.
                    January 17, 2018
                    This Twitter chat – in honor of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28 – highlighted how you can manage your Internet of Me and the personal information it collects.
                      January 16, 2018
                      It’s more important than ever to manage your privacy and keep your information secure. The challenge is knowing what to do.
                        January 11, 2018
                        AI and robots will cause societal growing pains, but both will largely prove valuable in many industries and applications such as health care, cybersecurity and transportation.
                          January 10, 2018
                          Did you know that Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day? This day reminds us of the importance of privacy and ​protecting personal information. ​Data about yourself​ and ​your friends and family is continuously being collected and shared, which could affect your life in many ways. Data about you can be used in a variety of ways, sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect or even approve. That’s why it is important to understand the value of your personal information and how to manage it when possible. This Twitter chat discussed why privacy is important and what you can do to protect your personal information.
                            January 08, 2018
                            It's important to understand that connected devices rely on information about us – such as our behaviors and preferences – forming an “Internet of Me” rather than just an Internet of Things.
                              December 21, 2017
                              Guest authors from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee review different types of health technologies, weigh the benefits and risks and discuss how one's safety and privacy can be affected by exploited vulnerabilities in these technologies.
                                December 14, 2017
                                This #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared how you can protect yourself and your information and make online safety part of the conversation.
                                  November 09, 2017
                                  We are all aware of the recent headlines about major data breaches of personal information and similar cyber incidents. But of all the data that is at risk, a breach of our health information is probably the most concerning.
                                    November 01, 2017
                                    This Twitter chat shared simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
                                      October 26, 2017
                                      In this NCSAM Twitter chat, we discussed the many exciting and rewarding opportunities in the field of cybersecurity and provide tips and resources for both new and seasoned professionals looking to gain cybersecurity expertise.
                                        October 25, 2017
                                        As a director of security at Facebook, Aanchal Gupta is in a position to help more than 2 billion people feel safe while using the service. Aanchal says it’s her unique experience that helped put her in this position. Here is her story, including some of the lessons that she's learned which led her to this role.
                                          October 23, 2017
                                          Surely there are few greater calls to adventure in higher ed than an institution's information security. In 2016, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research conducted a study on chief information security officers in higher education.
                                            October 20, 2017
                                            As our expectations of the internet to enrich our lives and enable our businesses grow, so too does our collective concern about the seemingly threat-infested waters.
                                              October 19, 2017
                                              This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – highlighted the growing Internet of Things and discuss how to use cutting-edge technology in safer and more secure ways.
                                                October 19, 2017
                                                Four in 10 American teens say a friend sought help from them because of a negative experience they had online, results of a new Microsoft-sponsored study show.
                                                  October 13, 2017
                                                  Cyberbullying has been stereotyped in the media as a problem that occurs with teenagers, cell phones, sexualized photographs and social media. But what happens when cyberbullies graduate and join the workforce?
                                                    October 12, 2017
                                                    This Twitter chat showcased how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience.
                                                      October 12, 2017
                                                      The old model – putting up security awareness posters in break rooms or making people read policies every year and assuming knowledge will translate to behavior – is broken.
                                                        October 11, 2017
                                                        Ultimately, the most powerful way to protect the organization is to create a culture of security.
                                                          October 05, 2017
                                                          Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility, and it’s critical for any internet user to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 – addressed the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provided simple steps to protect against these threats and highlighted what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime.
                                                            October 04, 2017
                                                            Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to step up your security game and surf the internet with greater peace of mind.
                                                              October 03, 2017
                                                              For the first time, in honor of Cyber SecurityAwareness Month (CSAM), internationally renowned government and industry experts gathered to explore major cybersecurity issues during a daylong event hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Organization of American States (OAS). NCSA and partners hosted a pre-eventTwitter chat live from the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., to kick off the day’s festivities and discuss the global launch of CSAM and key topics and issues highlighted. Participants were then invited to tune into the daylong activities online through the event livestream.
                                                                October 03, 2017
                                                                Just these five simple behaviors could make a big dent in the online safety universe.
                                                                  September 14, 2017
                                                                  National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is only two weeks away, and everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. This year’s NCSAM will have a global focus, as cybersecurity becomes more of a priority for every consumer and organization around the world. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discusses what NCSAM is all about, what’s coming up this October and how you can learn more and join the greater effort.
                                                                    September 05, 2017
                                                                    This October is the 14th National Cyber Security Awareness Month, otherwise known as NCSAM or #CyberAware Month. Co-founded and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM is a global event focusing on cybersecurity.
                                                                      August 24, 2017
                                                                      As the new school year begins at colleges and universities, students are planning their class schedules, reconnecting with friends and buying new textbooks, supplies and technology. It's also important to remember to add privacy and online safety to the top of your back-to-school checklist. Protecting your accounts, devices and personal information, being savvy about what you post on social media and knowing how to own your online presence can help you put your best foot forward. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared tips to assist students in higher education in managing their privacy and security as they continue their academic pursuits.
                                                                        July 24, 2017
                                                                        Here are a few insights about each generation's technology use and tips on how anyone can improve their online security.
                                                                          July 20, 2017
                                                                          Warmer weather means more free time for social media, gaming, online dating/meetup apps and connecting with friends and family both near and far. But before you make a splash, don’t forget online safety, security and privacy – this #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared tips for safely navigating your summer adventures from a digital perspective.
                                                                            June 22, 2017
                                                                            June marks the start of summer – and Internet Safety Month,too. Whether you’re shopping online for gifts for your dad or grad, spending more time with family now that kids are out of school, taking a summer vacation or gathering with friends, it’s important to keep safe online practices in mind. June is also LGBT Pride Month, a good time to think about the unique challenges LGBTQ individuals face when interacting with technology. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat explored a variety of internet safety issues and shared tips for protecting yourself, your loved ones and the larger digital community this summer.
                                                                              June 15, 2017
                                                                              Citrix ShareFile, a partner of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ campaign, recently created this infographic that discusses the simple tricks hackers use to access your email accounts and how to avoid becoming a victim.
                                                                                May 25, 2017
                                                                                It's important to keep cybersecurity and privacy in mind while navigating your summer travel plans. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to discuss steps you can take to protect yourself, your devices and your information and enjoy a safe, stress-free summer escape.
                                                                                  April 20, 2017
                                                                                  The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau encourage everyone to make digital spring cleaning an annual ritual to help protect their personal data. Get your online life in order this spring –and protect your, your company’s and your family’s sensitive information – by cleansing cyber clutter. This Twitter chat discussed simple steps consumers and organizations can take to be more #CyberAware this sprin gand all year round. Use #ChatSTC to join!
                                                                                    April 04, 2017
                                                                                    Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your home whilst smart home security protocols catch up with the market. Here are some simple but effective ways to protect your home, family and devices.
                                                                                      March 24, 2017
                                                                                      Safeguarding against a data breach – and preparing for one – is something small business owners really need to have on their radar. The good news is that there are some effective, if not infallible, defenses small business owners can easily – and inexpensively – implement.
                                                                                        March 16, 2017
                                                                                        Tax Day is only a month away, and the filing deadline will be here before you know it. With tax identity theft on the rise, this busy online timeframe is prime for cyber thieves and their devious online scams. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can better spot cyber tricks this tax season, the steps you can take to proactively protect your information and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
                                                                                          February 14, 2017
                                                                                          You probably know what your kids should be doing to be safe online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a way that resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSA® Conference to discuss best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-connected world. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.
                                                                                            February 06, 2017
                                                                                            Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!
                                                                                              January 25, 2017
                                                                                              Consumers are paying closer attention to the value of their personal information and how to manage their privacy. To build trust, businesses must address customers’ preferences, needs and concerns about privacy by being transparent about their collection, use and protection of consumer data and providing easy-to-use privacy and security tools. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will help you understand how privacy is good for business and the steps your organization can take to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.
                                                                                                January 18, 2017
                                                                                                Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.
                                                                                                  December 07, 2016
                                                                                                  The holidays are quickly approaching, and shoppers are visiting their favorite websites to buy gifts for friends and family. When shopping online this season, it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss cybersecurity and privacy as they relate to buying gifts online and share how you can avoid scams, safeguard your personal information and enjoy a more safe and secure holiday shopping season.
                                                                                                    November 03, 2016
                                                                                                    As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month begins in November. This chat discussed the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
                                                                                                      October 27, 2016
                                                                                                      This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow.
                                                                                                        October 20, 2016
                                                                                                        Knowing how to spot cybercrime – and fighting it – is a challenge we all face, and promoting a more secure internet is a responsibility we all share. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime.
                                                                                                          October 13, 2016
                                                                                                          This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round.
                                                                                                            October 06, 2016
                                                                                                            Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet.
                                                                                                              September 28, 2016
                                                                                                              This morning, the White House announced a new campaign under the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ effort called Lock Down Your Login. Read our full press release here.
                                                                                                                September 28, 2016
                                                                                                                72 percent of Americans believe their accounts are secure with only a username and password. Yet, every two seconds there is another victim of identity fraud. You have enough to worry about, so what can you do about it? Luckily, there’s a simple and quick way to put you in control of your personal information and keep your key accounts like email, banking and social media safer.
                                                                                                                  August 18, 2016
                                                                                                                  Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.
                                                                                                                    July 14, 2016
                                                                                                                    The summer travel season is upon us, and many of us take our connected devices – whether work or personal – with us on vacation. There are pros and cons to this constant connectivity, and some opt to use vacations as a time to unplug from their digital lives. This #ChatSTC chat discussed how our always-on world can impact our travel experience and share tips for having a safe, enjoyable and #CyberAware summer vacation.
                                                                                                                      July 05, 2016
                                                                                                                      STOP. THINK. CONNECT. asks TeleSign questions about its new report, "Beyond the Password: The Future of Account Security." The TeleSign team also shares tips and best practices for keeping your online accounts safer and more secure.
                                                                                                                        June 09, 2016
                                                                                                                        June is Internet Safety Month, and it’s also the heart of wedding season. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how couples can practice good online safety through every step of the wedding-planning process and how their guests can be cyber-smart, too.
                                                                                                                          May 05, 2016
                                                                                                                          May 5 is World Password Day (#PasswordDay), an annual effort to encourage safe password practices. This year’s theme is multi-factor authentication (MFA) – also called two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification – which allows you to add an extra layer of security to your online activities. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed multi-factor authentication and how you can keep your online accounts safer and more secure.
                                                                                                                            April 07, 2016
                                                                                                                            Each October, you may take extra steps to improve your cybersecurity, online safety and privacy in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). However, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind you of the importance of cleaning up your cyber clutter in the spring, too, as part of your spring cleaning routine. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed ways you can get a fresh start with your online life this spring.
                                                                                                                              April 05, 2016
                                                                                                                              When we think of cybercrime, we often think of strangers who we will never meet online, identity theft and financial fraud. What we may not typically consider is that survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse and other violent crimes may also be vulnerable to stolen personal information used to conduct cybercrime.
                                                                                                                              March 09, 2016
                                                                                                                              On Feb. 9, 2016, President Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). This plan specifically called for a new national cybersecurity awareness plan that will build off the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.
                                                                                                                                March 02, 2016
                                                                                                                                The Internet offers countless benefits and opportunities for kids, including learning, playing games, interacting with friends and family and expressing themselves. It’s important, however, for kids to understand the potential risks that come with technology use, such as privacy concerns, identity theft, cyberbullying, phishing scams and other threats. Parents, educators and community members can all take action to secure today’s online kids. Join this #ChatSTC to learn how you can start the online safety conversation with kids and help promote #CyberAware young digital citizens.
                                                                                                                                  February 09, 2016
                                                                                                                                  Safer Internet Day, hosted by in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we discussed our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day.
                                                                                                                                    January 27, 2016
                                                                                                                                    Jan. 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to promote awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. This #ChatSTC can help you get ready for the day, get tips for protecting personal information and owning your online presence and learn how you can take action in support of the privacy awareness effort.
                                                                                                                                      January 20, 2016
                                                                                                                                      Data Privacy Day is coming up on Jan. 28, and it’s a great time for businesses to ensure they know how to create cultures of privacy at work. Digital citizens value transparency, or understanding how businesses collect, use and share their information – in other words, privacy is good for business. This chat will shared tips on how businesses can be #PrivacyAware, better address consumer privacy concerns and practice data stewardship.
                                                                                                                                        December 17, 2015
                                                                                                                                        2016 is fast approaching, and with the new year comes self reflection and the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to ensure a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. As you make your New Year’s resolutions to improve your offline life, it’s a good time to set goals for protecting your online one as well. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed setting digital resolutions for the year ahead and how online safety, privacy and security can factor in to your 2016 goals.
                                                                                                                                          November 19, 2015
                                                                                                                                          As the holiday season approaches, many of us are traveling, buying holiday gifts and visiting with friends and family. It's important to keep online safety and privacy in mind as you book travel, head out on the road and do your holiday shopping. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat highlighted ways you can protect yourself and your information and make online safety part of the family conversation this holiday season.
                                                                                                                                          August 27, 2015
                                                                                                                                          Sure, nobody wants to have their identity compromised online, and businesses want to protect their employee, organizational and customer data. Additionally, there are so many articles out there about how to stay safe online, but there's still a gap between advice given and action taken. During this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we congregated to break down online safety and make it realistic and actionable.
                                                                                                                                          August 04, 2015
                                                                                                                                          The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
                                                                                                                                            July 21, 2015
                                                                                                                                            HIMSS recently released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. This study, which surveyed 297 individuals with cybersecurity responsibilities at healthcare organizations, gauged healthcare organizations' awareness of and readiness for cybersecurity incidents in an "era where significant security incidents are a regular occurrence."
                                                                                                                                            July 16, 2015
                                                                                                                                            We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat with some of the leaders in online authentication. We discussed what two-factor authentication (otherwise known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication) is, its benefits and how to enable it and the future of online authentication.
                                                                                                                                            June 30, 2015
                                                                                                                                            Our carbon footprint impacts greatly on the environment; only, we don't realize it until we actually see the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and animals dying out. The same goes for our digital footprint: until we can see the damage we're potentially placing on our own security, we won't know where we're going wrong. With greenhouse emissions expected to be cut by at least 29 percent between now and 2020, the question is, can we do the same for cybercrime? If we all follow these simple steps, it's possible.
                                                                                                                                            June 10, 2015
                                                                                                                                            Coinciding with Internet Safety Month, this June Intel Security (an NCSA Board member company) released findings from its new study, "The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online," which examined both parents' concerns and the behaviors of American pre-teens and teenagers online and on social media.
                                                                                                                                            June 04, 2015
                                                                                                                                            As data breaches and cybercrimes like fraud, identity theft and phishing grow in prevalence and sophistication, it's more important than ever to be informed about cybersecurity and online safety. We celebrated Internet Safety Month (June) and Logical Operations' Cybersecurity Awareness Week (June 1-5) with a discussion of how you can take a stand against cybercrime.
                                                                                                                                            May 07, 2015
                                                                                                                                            We celebrated World Password Day (May 7) 2015 with a Twitter chat on password safety. Long, strong passwords are easier than you think. Learn how with these tips.
                                                                                                                                              April 22, 2015
                                                                                                                                              We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.
                                                                                                                                                March 26, 2015
                                                                                                                                                Get online safety tips and learn how to give your digital lifestyle a spring cleaning. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we covered everything from how to keep your devices safe to social media and passwords.
                                                                                                                                                February 26, 2015
                                                                                                                                                We're going to discuss some of the steps you can take to make your home network a little more secure. Nothing is 100% foolproof, but there are steps you can take - using a layered approach - that will improve your online security and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
                                                                                                                                                November 29, 2014
                                                                                                                                                With millions of people online and connected - from grandkids to grandparents - it's more important than ever to help one another identify the online threats that target each generation. Let's discuss what preventative steps we can take to ensure cyber safety for all.
                                                                                                                                                October 10, 2014
                                                                                                                                                STOP. THINK. CONNECT., which urges us to stop and think before we go online, is the perfect theme for NCSA’s cybersecurity education and awareness program, and the good news is that a little thinking goes a long way in keeping you safe.
                                                                                                                                                July 25, 2014
                                                                                                                                                Summer is a popular time for travel, and while staying connected can enrich your travel experience, it is important to take note of potential security issues before using the Internet on the go.
                                                                                                                                                January 16, 2014
                                                                                                                                                STOP. THINK. CONNECT.'s first #ChatSTC of 2014 covered helpful online safety tips to start the new year, and discussed changes to gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains with the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
                                                                                                                                                November 21, 2013
                                                                                                                                                This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also a time of increased opportunity for cybercrime. Intel, McAfee and others joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss how to protect our digital lives during holiday season, as we travel, shop online, and unwrap newly gifted devices.
                                                                                                                                                September 25, 2013
                                                                                                                                                Linda McCarthy, author of the new ebook "Digital Drama," joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., iKeepSafe, Microsoft, and other guests to discuss online safety for teens and parents.
                                                                                                                                                  September 19, 2013
                                                                                                                                                  How are the National Cyber Security Alliance, its industry partners and the public preparing to make the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month the best ever? STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a chat to help others learn how they could get involved in raising cybersecurity awareness this October.
                                                                                                                                                    August 06, 2013
                                                                                                                                                    Sometimes, we overshare online, which could leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes. Guests from Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, Visa and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security helped share tips on how to protect your personal information and avoid "online TMI." The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
                                                                                                                                                    July 18, 2013
                                                                                                                                                    STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Consumers League, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FCC, McAfee and other guests discussed ways to use the Internet and mobile devices safely and securely during the summer travel season. This is a partial transcript edited for clarity and brevity.
                                                                                                                                                      July 08, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops and other public places may seem like an added perk and are convenient, but they’re often not secure and can leave you at risk.
                                                                                                                                                      June 29, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser discusses why summertime is the right time to improve online safety behavior through the national cybersecurity education campaign, STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
                                                                                                                                                      June 26, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      Seniors are embracing the Internet in greater numbers each year. In recognition of Internet Safety Month, here are some online safety tips for older Americans from STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cybersecurity education and awareness campaign.
                                                                                                                                                      June 20, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      Schools are letting out for the summer and that means kids will have more time to be online and using mobile devices. ConnectSafely, McAfee, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
                                                                                                                                                      June 13, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      The LGBT Technology Partnership, Microsoft and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips for LGBT communities in honor of Internet Safety Month and LGBT Pride Month. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
                                                                                                                                                      May 16, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      Visa Security, the Consumer Federation of America and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and other guests on Twitter for a chat about phishing attacks, one of the leading causes of hacked accounts and identity theft.
                                                                                                                                                      May 07, 2013
                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
                                                                                                                                                        April 03, 2013
                                                                                                                                                        Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
                                                                                                                                                        March 14, 2013
                                                                                                                                                        Identity protection firm CSID and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat to discuss how parents can combat a growing but relatively underreported cybercrime: child identity theft.
                                                                                                                                                        March 01, 2013
                                                                                                                                                        Digital industry leaders from RSA, Microsoft, AT&T and others answered questions about information security issues during a Twitter Chat from the RSA Conference in San Francisco. For more information, visit:
                                                                                                                                                        February 28, 2013
                                                                                                                                                        Bobbie Stempfley, acting assistant secretary for cybersecurity & communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discussed cybersecurity workforce development, the importance of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, and online safety and security issues from the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
                                                                                                                                                        January 17, 2013
                                                                                                                                                        The Manti Te'o scandal raises important questions about online reputation, privacy, and creating relationships online.
                                                                                                                                                        December 20, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        We recently joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and Family Friendly Video Games and other guests to discuss video game safety information, tips and other resources for parents who are giving games this holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
                                                                                                                                                        November 15, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., McAfee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests to discuss tips for safe online shopping ahead of Cyber Monday and the holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
                                                                                                                                                        October 31, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        While the primary concern is always being able to provide shelter and food for you and your loved ones during severe weather, it is also important to have a plan in place for when your technology devices stop working.
                                                                                                                                                        August 30, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
                                                                                                                                                        August 14, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
                                                                                                                                                        August 02, 2012
                                                                                                                                                        We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
                                                                                                                                                          August 02, 2012
                                                                                                                                                          We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
                                                                                                                                                          October 21, 2011
                                                                                                                                                          What better way to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with our new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters and videos?