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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Tips for a #CyberAware & #PrivacyAware Year on Campus

As the new school year begins at colleges and universities, students are planning their class schedules, reconnecting with friends and buying new textbooks, supplies and technology. It's also important to remember to add privacy and online safety to the top of your back-to-school checklist. 

Protecting your accounts, devices and personal information, being savvy about what you post on social media and knowing how to own your online presence can help you put your best foot forward. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will share tips to assist students in higher education in managing their privacy and security as they continue their academic pursuits.

  • When: Thursday, Aug. 24, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Dashlane (@dashlane); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); Experian Partner Solutions (@ExperianPS_NA); Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee (@garyjdavis); Generali Global Assistance North America (@GeneraliGA_NA); Hueya (@hueyainc); Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD); LastPass (@LastPass); Lynette Owens, Founder & Global Director Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro (@LynetteTOwens); Nick Lewis, Program Manager, Security and Identity, Internet2 (@lewisnic); Safer Online by Microsoft (@Safer_Online); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Get Ready for #CyberAware Month 2017
National Cyber Security 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. This year’s NCSAM will have a global focus, as cybersecurity becomes more of a priority for every consumer and organization around the world. 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. 

  • When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Cat Coode, Founder, Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat); Experian Partner Solutions (@ExperianPS_NA); Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee (@garyjdavis); Generali Global Assistance North America (@GeneraliGA_NA); Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe); Hueya (@hueyainc); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); Sticky Password (@stickypassword); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD 
Use #ChatSTC to join! 

CyberSecure My Business – Ankeny, IA
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) for a cybersecurity workshop to help your business be safer and more secure online.

  • When: Monday, Sept. 18, 8:00-11:30 a.m. (CDT)
  • Where: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) – Parking Lot M, Building 5, Student Activity Center, Trail Point Entrance, 2006 South Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA
  • Featured Guests: Robert Denson, president/CEO, DMACC; Todd Kossow, Midwest region director, Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Ken Schmutz, cyber task force supervisory special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Dutch Geisinger, executive director, Safeguard Iowa Partnership; Kristin Judge, director of government affairs, NCSA
This event is free and open to the public. More details to come soon.

Additional opportunity for business owners: The FTC is hosting a roundtable discussion with small business owners to discuss the challenges you face dealing with cyber threats and data security and which issues you are most interested in learning about. If your business has 10 or fewer employees and you're interested in sharing your experiences with the FTC, please email karen@staysafeonline.org.


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

CyberSecure My Business – Tigard, OR
  • When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 8:00-11:30 a.m. (PDT)
  • Where: Embassy Suites Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR
  • Featured Guests: Chuck Harwood, Northwest Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission; Larry Trujillo, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration; Kristin Judge, Director, Government Affairs, National Cyber Security Alliance
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)