October 28, 2013

Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office have partnered with STOP.THINK.CONNECT. to promote the importance of cyber education. BBB and the AGO believe that education is the foundation of internet safety, online security and ethical technology usage.

During October, the AGO and BBB will be promoting National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM). This week’s theme is raising awareness about the importance of cyber education and workforce development.

On Social Media:

1. Post NCSAM buttons on social media accounts: Let friends and family know October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

At Work and School:

  1. Display posters: Print posters to show in offices, schools, community centers or religious institutions.

2. Download the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Online Safety Quiz: Test family, friends and/or students on their cyber savvy.

3. Incorporate cyber security into lesson plans: Educate kids about online safety through C-SAVE, a Cyber Security Awareness Volunteer Education program.

At Home:

  1. Create tip sheets: Display the STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ worksheet near home computers and email tips to family and friends.
  2. Have an online huddle: Hold family conferences and discuss strategies for fighting off cyber attacks and keeping home computers secure.

Visit BBB’s Facebook page and the AGO’s Internet Safety page for more cyber security information.

STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ is a global cyber security awareness campaign that aims to build a workforce of cyber security professionals who are empowered to defend networks and combat cybercrime. The AGO and BBB advise Internet users to Get Involved and take action during National Cyber Security Awareness Month