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Upcoming Events    


#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!


#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety
Thursday, Oct. 4, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Every day, parents and caregivers teach kids basic safety practices ‒ like looking both ways before crossing the street. With all family members using the internet to engage in social media, adjust the home thermostat or shop for the latest connected toy, it is vital to make certain that the entire household ‒ including children – learn to use the internet safely and responsibility. This #ChatSTC will discuss online safety in the home and how to instill best practices for family members of all ages.


#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
Thursday, Oct. 11, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Raising the next generation of educated and engaged cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to protecting our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. There are limitless opportunities to educate students of all ages – from high school into the university level and beyond – on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their career options. Week 2 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) will address ways to motivate parents, educators and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers. Use #ChatSTC and #CyberAware to join!


#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business
Thursday, Oct. 18, 3-4 p.m. EDT
When you are on the job – whether it’s at a corporate office, local restaurant, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency ‒ your organization’s online safety and security are a responsibility we all share. And, as the lines between our work and daily lives become increasingly blurred, it more important than ever to be certain that smart cybersecurity carries over between the two. This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month #ChatSTC will focus on cybersecurity workforce education, training and awareness at all levels while emphasizing risk management, resistance and resilience in small businesses.


#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical InfrastructureThursday, Oct. 25, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Our day-to-day life depends on the country’s 16 sectors of critical infrastructure, which supply food, water, financial services, public health, communications and power along with other networks and systems. A disruption to this system, which is operated via the internet, can have significant and even catastrophic consequences for our nation. This #ChatSTC will emphasize the importance of securing our critical infrastructure and highlight the roles the public can play in keeping it safe.



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)