Security

Stop. Think. Connect.

Led by the Department of Homeland Security, the ultimate goal of Stop. Think. Connect. is to raise awareness among the American public about the need to strengthen cybersecurity—and to generate and communicate new approaches and strategies to help Americans increase their safety and security online.The campaign kicked off in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month in an effort to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety.

Before you cross the street, you look both ways to make sure it’s safe. Staying safe on the Internet is similar. It takes some common sense steps -- Stop. Think. Connect.

Stop: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems. Example - prepare your system with AntiVirus, Pop-up Blocker, .....

Think: Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s. Example - Look at SiteAdvisor warning and read it, Review tempting emails and downloads and be suspicious

Connect: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.  Example -Enjoy the internet and its many benefits while staying safe

Stop. Think. Connect. Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.

Learn more ways to stay safe online at: www.ithaca.edu/ICinfosec