Events

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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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe), Intel Security (@IntelSecurity), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), LifeLock (@LifeLock), Logical Operations (@logicalops), Lynette T. Owens, Founder & Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro (@LynetteTOwens), Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (@MOhlhausenFTC), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NetSmartz (@NetSmartz), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), PRIVO (@PRIVOtrust), Safe & Sound Schools (@SafeSchoolsOrg), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Stacy Martin, policy education and community, Mozilla (@StacyMoz), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), Twitter for Good (@twitterforgood), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

Two Steps Ahead: Learn to be safe at work and at home – Wichita, KS
Your Better Business Bureau and its partners are hosting an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.  We will kick off the event with 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
  • Featured Guests: Todd M. Kossaw, acting director, Federal Trade Commission; Tom Ensz, Cyber Security Unit, FBI Wichita; Lt. Col. Lincoln Schroeder, director of operations, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron; Amy Nofziger, regional director, AARP Foundation/Fraud Watch Network; Kristin Judge, director of special projects, National Cyber Security Alliance 

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary continental breakfast will be included. Learn more and register here.

#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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CDK Global (@CDKGlobal), CSID (@CSIdentity), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), LifeLock (@LifeLock), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), PKWARE (@PKWARE), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), RSA Conference (@RSAConference), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hollywood, CA
The National Cyber Security Alliance is hosting an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.

  • When: Monday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. (PDT)
  • Where: The Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
  • Featured Guests: Sen. Ben Allen (CA-26), California State Senate; Steve McFarland, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Frederick J. Simon, special agent, FBI, Los Angeles Division Joint Regional Intelligence Center; Ben Raju, deputy district director, U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.
 

#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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CDK Global (@CDKGlobal), CSID (@CSIdentity), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), fTLD Registry (@fTLD_Registry), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD), Intel Security (@IntelSecurity), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), 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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NXP Semiconductors (@nxp), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 

Use #ChatSTC to join!
 #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month begins in November. In this #ChatSTC, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds, the importance of protecting and securing our Nation’s critical infrastructure, and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: CSID (@CSIdentity), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass) Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NXP Semiconductors (@nxp), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Safe & Sound Schools (@SafeSchoolsOrg), TeleSign (@TeleSign) TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), 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

Pre-National Cyber Security Awareness Month Event: Empowering Users to Protect Themselves (With Honorary Cohosts The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus)
  • When: Sept. 26, 2016
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Representatives
  • Featured Panelists: Randy Vickers, director of information security, U.S. House of Representatives; John Krebs, DPIP identity theft program manager, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Scott Montgomery, vice president, chief technical strategist, Intel Security; Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher, ESET; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance
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)