In 2009, POTUS recognized the need to increase education and dialogue about cybersecurity, as called for in the Cyberspace Policy Review. As part of this policy review, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was tasked to create an ongoing cybersecurity awareness campaign — Stop.Think.Connect.™
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness effort to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety by challenging the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safe online habits. Through partnerships at the federal, state and local level, as well as with private sector, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations, the Campaign is reaching thousands of Americans, providing tips on how they can protect themselves, their families and the nation from growing cyber threats.
The Stop.Think.Connect campaign is a well-organized tool for NDW to leverage while obtaining the resources to develop a more customized campaign. As such, NDW has joined the DHS Stop.Think.Connect Campaign. This is the first of many campaigns to increase cybersecurity awareness across NDW.
As a partner in the DHS Stop.Think.Connect.T Campaign, NDW is proud to promote NCSAM and the importance of online safety.
Online safety and security are shared responsibilities; together we can positively impact our online community.
These simple actions at work and at home to help keep you, your identity, and your information safer online:
Treat your personal information like money - value it and be cautious about how apps and websites collect it from you.
Regularly update the software on your Internet-connected devices, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets, to reduce the risk of infection from malware.
Talk with your family, friends, and community about the importance of Internet safety.
Control and limit who can see your information online by checking the privacy and security settings on your accounts and apps.
Be cautious about what you receive or read online; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
For NDW Cybersecurity questions or concerns please contact NDW_Cybersecurity@navy.mil or (202) 433-WIRE (9473)