The internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. No individual, business or government entity is solely responsible for securing the internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use.
Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part:
- Implementing stronger security practices
- Raising community awareness
- Educating young people
- Training employees
Together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if an attack occurs.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™
Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the internet.
Stop.Think.Connect.™ challenges Americans to be more vigilant about practicing safe online habits and encourages them to view Internet safety as a shared responsibility at home, in the workplace, and in our communities.