Department of Homeland Security Campaign

About STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign and National Cyber Security Awareness Month are coordinated in partnership between the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Through NCSA and DHS, businesses, non-profits, and governments at all levels can work together to promote cybersecurity awareness. Similar to NCSA partnerships with businesses and industry, DHS provides Federal agencies, state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments and non-profit organizations the tools and resources they need to engage and educate their organizations, members, and constituents about cybersecurity.

Further, the relationship between NCSA and DHS enables the mutually beneficial exchange of federal and industry insight on the cybersecurity awareness issues that most impact Americans—making sure that tips and resources are helpful and relevant to all.

Get Involved

While NCSA provides information and resources primarily for businesses, DHS works directly with non-profit groups and Federal agencies and SLTT governments. DHS and NCSA encourage you to help make the Internet a safer place by getting involved in any of the following Campaign programs:

  • Friends of the Campaign: Individuals can join the Campaign as Friend and take steps towards becoming better cyber citizens. Friends receive a monthly newsletter with cybersecurity tips, news, and trends as well as Campaign updates and ways to get involved. Sign up to become a Friend here.
  • National Network: The National Network is made up of non-profit groups and organizations that advocate and promote cybersecurity within their organizations and to their stakeholders. Joining the Network is free to all members.
  • Cyber Awareness Coalition: The Cyber Awareness Coalition is open to governments at all levels as an avenue to work directly with DHS and the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign to promote cybersecurity awareness to their employees and constituents.

DHS Toolkit

An easy way to access tips and resources to use in your local community, school, business, or home is through the DHS STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Toolkit. The toolkit offers many materials, including, tip cards, presentations, and other resources for a wide variety of differentiating demographics.

This comprehensive package of materials can be downloaded and distributed freely to your organization or community. Toolkit materials can be accessed here.

DHS Speakers

DHS can provide a speaker to assist in your local campaign. Speakers can help to lead and facilitate panel discussions and presentations, discuss general Campaign topics, provide targeted messaging for specific groups, provide trainings, and assist in other discussions. Speakers from DHS can provide a federal perspective to industry Campaign members.

If interested in having a speaker/facilitator attend your event, please send an email to

For More Information

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