Joins Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect program
FLORENCE, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College today announced a partnership in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect Campaign. The campaign is an effort among more than 150 government, nonprofit, and academic organizations to promote safer online behavior and practices.
“As technologies advance and the number of connected devices grows at an exponential rate, so do cyber threats and our need to understand online risks,” said Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Together Gateway and the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign will increase cybersecurity awareness and promote new tools and initiatives, helping Americans better protect themselves, their families, and their communities online.”
The campaign’s substantial network of organizations enables it to reach a broad audience, helping Americans of all ages understand the potential risks that come with using the Internet and encouraging them to take steps to protect themselves online.
“Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. As we enjoy the constantly evolving conveniences of living in a digital world, it’s also important to protect ourselves from the risks,” said Deep Ramanayake, IT Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Management and Business Technology. “The partnership with the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign demonstrates our commitment to proactively educate the Gateway Community and Northern Kentucky about how to take simple steps to stay safe online.”
Stop.Think.Connect. is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the public to be safer and more secure online. DHS manages the campaign in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).