The International Public Safety Association (IPSA) recently joined the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.TM Campaign, a national public awareness effort to raise cybersecurity awareness and promote safe online behavior for everyone.
With our lives more dependent on technology than ever, it’s important for everyone to understand online risks and how to protect themselves. While our dedicated public safety employees focus on keeping people physically secure, as role models you also have an opportunity to spread the online safety message in your communities.
Government agencies also have a responsibility to safeguard the sensitive information handled by their offices. The IT team is no longer the only segment of an organization responsible for its cybersecurity – all employees, are accountable for both an agency’s online security and that of those whom they protect.
As a Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign partner, IPSA is committed to promoting online safety. Your organization can partner with Stop.Think.Connect. as well. In doing so, you will join over 270 government, non-profit, and academic partners, including the County of Los Angeles, the State of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, Florida State University, and the AARP.
There are no fees or any financial obligations associated with membership, and as a Campaign partner, you will have access to:
- DHS speakers, resources, tools, and subject matter experts
- Monthly discussions about cyber issues, trends and best practices
- A large and diverse partner network to share with and learn from
- Cybersecurity tips and promotional materials, all which can be co-branded with your seal and shared with employees, constituents and the community
If you would like to join today, or are interested in learning more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only government entities, non-profit organizations, and not-for-profit academic institutions are eligible to join the Campaign at this time, but individuals interested in working with us can sign up for our Friends Newsletter.