National Cyber Security Alliance



National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. We need to understand that individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely we make it more secure for everyone. The actions may differ based on our personal and professional responsibilities. However, if each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people or training employees—together we will be a more resilient digital society.

It starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., a simple action for all of us to employ to stay safer and more secure online.

Stop. Think. Connect.
STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems. THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family's. CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

By incorporating Our Shared Responsibility and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. into your online routine, you will be doing your part in protecting yourself, your family, your community and your country.

Our 10 posters offer helpful reminders about everything from keeping a long, strong password to making sure your software is up-to-date. You can download the posters by visiting our Resource Center.

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