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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Do's and Don'ts for a Cyber Savvy School Year
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m. EDT/Noon PDT
The rise of technological tools has transformed classrooms and education at a global level. From in-class computers and tablets that teach younger children how to code, to the devices older students use to study and communicate on a daily basis – there are innumerable ways to learn and engage in education. New tech – especially at the beginning of the school year – comes with new threats. This #ChatSTC will discuss keeping the classroom and students of all ages, safer and more secure online.


Warsaw Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness
Sept. 11-12, 2018
Warsaw Awareness III´s objectives are to establish a global strategy for cybersecurity messaging with the development messaging tools as a form of cybercrime prevention regimen and to craft the most functional approaches to deploy a cybersecurity awareness campaigns.

APWG.EU and its correspondents worldwide are organizing the larger cybercrime prevention effort, unifying the development of effective awareness programs that can help the user be a programmatic and, we hope, reliable line of defense against predictable, everyday cybercrimes.

This year/s symposium is organized with the support of CERT.plNASK (National Research Institute subordinate to the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs) that has recently launched STOJ.POMYSL.POLACZ.pl campaign.

Learn more and register.


#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Get Ready for #CyberAware Month 2018

Thursday, Sept. 13, 3-4 p.m. EDT
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is only two weeks away, and everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. The 15th annual NCSAM will highlight user awareness among consumers, students/academia and business. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss what NCSAM is all about, what’s coming up this October and how you can learn more and join the greater effort. Use #ChatSTC to join!



Previous In-Person Events To learn more about past #ChatSTC Twitter chats, check out the transcripts in the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ blog

Lock Down Your Login – Social Engineering: How yo Protect Yourself at Home and at Work

  • When: Thursday, May 25, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043, 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin (RI-02), Co-Chairman, Congressional Cyber Caucus; Randy Vickers, Director of Information Security, U.S. House of Representatives; Jamie Crotts, Cybersecurity Outreach and Training Manager, U.S. House of Representatives; Jeff Schultz, Director of State and Local Government, ID.me; Jeff Greene, Sr. Director, Global Government Affirs & Policy, Symantec; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, NCSA; Kristin Judge, Director of Government Affairs, NCSA

Lock Down Your Login – Charleston, SC

  • When: Monday, April 10, 1-4 p.m. 
  • Where: Trident Technical College – Nursing Auditorium, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC

Understanding Cybersecurity: 5 Steps to Protect Your Business

  • When: Nov. 21, 2016
  • Where: Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 101, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, Member, Senate Committees on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Amy C. Hocevar, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission East Central Region; Catherine Gase, Lead Economic Development Specialist, Michigan District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration; Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, President, Washtenaw Community College; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, NCSA

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hollywood, CA

  • When: Oct. 17, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Sen. Ben Allen (CA-26), California State Senate; Steve McFarland, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Frederick J. Simon, special agent, FBI, Los Angeles Division Joint Regional Intelligence Center; Ben Raju, deputy district director, U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Learn to be safe at work and at home – Wichita, KS

  • When: Oct. 12, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Todd M. Kossaw, acting director, Federal Trade Commission; Tom Ensz, Cyber Security Unit, FBI Wichita; Lt. Col. Lincoln Schroeder, director of operations, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron; Amy Nofziger, regional director, AARP Foundation/Fraud Watch Network; Kristin Judge, director of special projects, National Cyber Security Alliance 

Pre-National Cyber Security Awareness Month Event: Empowering Users to Protect Themselves (With Honorary Cohosts The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus)

  • When: Sept. 26, 2016
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Representatives
  • Featured Panelists: Randy Vickers, director of information security, U.S. House of Representatives; John Krebs, DPIP identity theft program manager, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Scott Montgomery, vice president, chief technical strategist, Intel Security; Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher, ESET; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Cybersecurity for Business...Made Simple – Ann Arbor, MI

  • When: Aug. 15, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (M-12), U.S. House of Representatives; Patricia Rossiter, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Detroit Division; Jerry Clayton, Sheriff, Washtenaw County; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance

Two Steps Ahead: Cybersecurity for Business...Made Simple – San Jose, CA

  • When: Aug. 9, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Andy Steingruebl, Senior Director, Product and Ecosystem Security Architecture, PayPal; Ryan Pardee, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Rachel Wilner, Vice President for Media and Community, The Tech Museum of Innovation; Steve McFarland, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Patrick Lane, Senior Manager, CompTIA; Kevin Rock, Senior Director o f Products and Programs, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers; Joe Mignano, Vie President, Channels, Logical Operations; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – The Future of Authentication
(With Honorary Co-Hosts The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus) 

  • When: June 22, 2016
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin (RI-02), Congressional Cyber Caucus Co-Chairman; Jacqueline Connor, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Ben Petrosky, Senior Council, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google; Dug Song, CEO, Duo Security; Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance; Michael Garcia, Deputy Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, National Institute for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
     

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life - Denton, TX

  • When: June 2, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Tom McCoy, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas; Jiang Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science, Texas Woman's University; Dama Brown, Regional Director, Southwest Region, Federal Trade Commission; Phylissia Landix, J.D., Vice President of Public Relations & Communications, Better Business Bureau Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas; Alain Espinosa, Board Secretary, North Texas InfraGard Members Alliance; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Denver, CO

  • When: April 26, 2016
  • Featured Guests: Deborah Blyth, Chief Information Security Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology, Colorado State; Josh Hares, Chief Revenue Officer, Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder; Patrick Lane, Senior Manager, CompTIA; Nick Esselman, Regional Sales Manager, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance; Jill Heath, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Arlington, VA

  • When: Dec. 14, 2015
  • Featured Guests: Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Kristina Dorville, Branch Chief, Cyber Education and Awareness Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Kara Sidener, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Jack Bienko, Acting Director, Office of Entrepreneurial Education, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mary E. Power, President and CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus; Dr. Kenneth Ball, Dean, Mason Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance; Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Rochester, NY

  • When: Dec. 8, 2015
  • Featured Guests: Honorable  Joseph D. Morelle, Majority Leader, New York State Assembly; William W. Destler, President, Rochester Institute of Technology; Bill  Rosenthal, CEO, Logical Operations; Warren Clark, President & CEO Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York; FBI Special Agent, Buffalo Division Cyber Squad; Bo  Yuan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair Department of Computing Security Rochester Institute of Technology; Kristin  Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cyber Security Alliance; Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance


International #2FactorTuesday Event – Washington, D.C.

  • When: Oct. 6, 2015


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Raleigh, NC

  • When: Sept. 21, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. David Price (D-NC)


Congressional Staff Pre-National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Event – Washington, D.C.

  • When: Sept. 18, 2015
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (TX); Katherine McCarron, Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Kristina Dorville, Branch Chief, Cyber Education & Awareness, National Protection and Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.; Dena Graziano, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Symantec


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Sioux Falls, SD 

  • When: Aug. 18, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Kalamazoo, MI 

  • When: July 13, 2015
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Brooklyn, NY 

  • When: May 18, 2015
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY), William H. Efron, director, northeast region, Federal Trade Commission, Brian Rauer, executive director & general counsel, Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, Mitch Thompson, supervisory special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Sacramento, CA 
  • When: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Featured Guests: California State Office of the Attorney General Director of Privacy Education and Policy Joanne McNabb, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Director Mark S. Ghilarducci 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Minneapolis, MN 

  • When: Dec. 9, 2014
  • Featured Guest: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Chicago, IL

  • When: Dec. 5, 2014
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) 
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Reno, NV 
  • When: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Featured Guests: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Northfield, VT
  • When: Sept. 22, 2014
  • Featured Guest: Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Brill 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Ames, IA 

  • When: Sept. 4, 2014
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller 
Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hartford, CT
  • When: Aug. 18, 2014
  • Featured Guests: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen 

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life - Clarksville, TN
  • When: Aug. 5, 2014
  • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) 


Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Omaha, NE 

 

    • When: June 4, 2014
    • Featured Guest: U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)