Events

Get involved with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. by participating in one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – The Basics of Online Safety

We connect to the internet in countless ways and use technology to enhance our lives at home, at work and on the go. All digital citizens must learn to stay safer and more secure in their ever-connected online lives. Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss 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.

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Kids Email (@KidsEmail), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

Two Steps Ahead: Learn to be safe at work and at home – Wichita, KS

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and its partners offer a two-step authentication presentation followed by an expert panel on how to keep your personal and business information secure.

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (CDT)
  • Where: Wichita's WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 East 29th Street N, Wichita, KS
This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary continental breakfast will be included. Additional details and registration to come. 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity From the Break Room to the Boardroom

No matter the size or industry, any organization faces cybersecurity challenges and can be targeted by cybercrime. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical to protecting your organization’s employees, intellectual property and reputation, and the consumers and constituents you serve. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss 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. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

There are many different types of cybercrime, ranging from identity theft to online harassment and bullying to organizational data breaches. 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 will discuss 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. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life

Every day, we connect to the internet in ways we might not even realize – the Internet of Things (IoT) connects you to everything and everyone, including your home, the businesses you frequent and the larger digital community, and uses your data to help you manage your life. Rapidly advancing technology is making lives easier and unlocking potential for the future, but it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 

Use #ChatSTC to join!


Previous In-Person Events To learn more about past #ChatSTC Twitter chats, check out the transcripts in the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. blog

Two Steps Ahead: Cybersecurity for Business...Made Simple – Ann Arbor, MI
  • When: Aug. 15, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (M-12), U.S. House of Representatives; Patricia Rossiter, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Detroit Division; Jerry Clayton, Sheriff, Washtenaw County; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Cybersecurity for Business...Made Simple – San Jose, CA

  • When: Aug. 9, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Andy Steingruebl, Senior Director, Product and Ecosystem Security Architecture, PayPal; Ryan Pardee, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Rachel Wilner, Vice President for Media and Community, The Tech Museum of Innovation; Steve McFarland, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Patrick Lane, Senior Manager, CompTIA; Kevin Rock, Senior Director o f Products and Programs, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers; Joe Mignano, Vie President, Channels, Logical Operations; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – The Future of Authentication
(With Honorary Co-Hosts The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus) 
  • When: June 22, 2016
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin (RI-02), Congressional Cyber Caucus Co-Chairman; Jacqueline Connor, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Ben Petrosky, Senior Council, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google; Dug Song, CEO, Duo Security; Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance; Michael Garcia, Deputy Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, National Institute for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
     
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life - Denton, TX
  • When: June 2, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Tom McCoy, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas; Jiang Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science, Texas Woman's University; Dama Brown, Regional Director, Southwest Region, Federal Trade Commission; Phylissia Landix, J.D., Vice President of Public Relations & Communications, Better Business Bureau Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas; Alain Espinosa, Board Secretary, North Texas InfraGard Members Alliance; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Denver, CO
  • When: April 26, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Deborah Blyth, Chief Information Security Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology, Colorado State; Josh Hares, Chief Revenue Officer, Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder; Patrick Lane, Senior Manager, CompTIA; Nick Esselman, Regional Sales Manager, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance; Jill Heath, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Arlington, VA
  • When: Dec. 14, 2015
  • Featured Guests: Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Kristina Dorville, Branch Chief, Cyber Education and Awareness Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Kara Sidener, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Jack Bienko, Acting Director, Office of Entrepreneurial Education, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mary E. Power, President and CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus; Dr. Kenneth Ball, Dean, Mason Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Rochester, NY
  • When: Dec. 8, 2015
  • Featured Guests: Honorable  Joseph D. Morelle, Majority Leader, New York State Assembly; William W. Destler, President, Rochester Institute of Technology; Bill  Rosenthal, CEO, Logical Operations; Warren Clark, President & CEO Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York; FBI Special Agent, Buffalo Division Cyber Squad; Bo  Yuan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair Department of Computing Security Rochester Institute of Technology; Kristin  Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

International #2FactorTuesday Event – Washington, D.C.
  • When: Oct. 6, 2015

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Raleigh, NC
  • When: Sept. 21, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. David Price (D-NC)

Congressional Staff Pre-National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Event – Washington, D.C.
  • When: Sept. 18, 2015
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (TX); Katherine McCarron, Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Kristina Dorville, Branch Chief, Cyber Education & Awareness, National Protection and Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.; Dena Graziano, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Symantec

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Sioux Falls, SD 
  • When: Aug. 18, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Kalamazoo, MI 
  • When: July 13, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Brooklyn, NY 

  • When: May 18, 2015
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY), William H. Efron, director, northeast region, Federal Trade Commission, Brian Rauer, executive director & general counsel, Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, Mitch Thompson, supervisory special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Sacramento, CA 
  • When: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Featured Guests: California State Office of the Attorney General Director of Privacy Education and Policy Joanne McNabb, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Director Mark S. Ghilarducci 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Minneapolis, MN 
  • When: Dec. 9, 2014
  • Featured Guest: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Chicago, IL

  • When: Dec. 5, 2014
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) 
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Reno, NV 
  • When: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Featured Guests: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Northfield, VT
  • When: Sept. 22, 2014
  • Featured Guest: Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Brill 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Ames, IA 

  • When: Sept. 4, 2014
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller 
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hartford, CT
  • When: Aug. 18, 2014
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life - Clarksville, TN
  • When: Aug. 5, 2014
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Omaha, NE 

 

    • When: June 4, 2014
    • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)