The Department of Homeland Security has a new partner in its Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign.
The campaign will now work with the National Crime Prevention Council to provide them with tools and resources to teach teens, young adults and parents about how youth can protect themselves from theft, fraud and abuse online, DHS said.
“In today’s technology-driven world we share so much personal information about our lives in 140 characters or less that we often fail to see how it can put us at risk,” said NCPC President and CEO Ann Harkins. “Partnering with the Department of Homeland Security on cybersecurity awareness is the perfect complement to National Crime Prevention Month, which NCPC celebrates every October, asking every citizen to renew or join the commitment to help Take a Bite Out of Crime.”
The Council’s partnership with DHS continues the Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign’s targeted outreach to youth and youth-oriented organizations.
“Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone must play their part,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. “Through partnerships like this one, and initiatives like National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Department is reaching out to audiences of all ages on the role each of us plays in securing cyberspace.”