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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: A Global Kickoff to Cyber Security Awareness Month

For the first time, in honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), internationally renowned government and industry experts will gather to explore major cybersecurity issues during a daylong event hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Organization of American States (OAS). Join NCSA and partners for a pre-event Twitter chat live from the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., to kick off the day’s festivities and discuss the global launch of CSAM and key topics and issues that will be highlighted. Participants will then be invited to tune in to the daylong activities online through the event livestream.

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – Simple Steps to Online Safety

Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility, and it’s critical for any internet user to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 – will address the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these threats and teach you what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime.

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us); CyberWise (@BeCyberWise); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); ESET (@ESET); Federal Trade Commission (@FTC); Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe); Hueya (@hueyainc); Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD); LastPass (@LastPass); Lee Kim, Director of Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimcissp); PRIVO (@PRIVOtrust); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); Sticky Password (@stickypassword); TeleSign (@TeleSign); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline); additional guests TBD 

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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone's Business

Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cybersecurity is an essential shared responsibility among leadership and all employees. Every organization needs a plan for employee education, training and awareness that emphasizes risk management, resistance and resilience. This Twitter chat will showcase how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience.

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us); CyberWise (@BeCyberWise); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); ESET (@ESET); Federal Trade Commission (@FTC); Forcepoint (@Forcepointsec); Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe); Hueya (@hueyainc); Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD); LastPass (@LastPass); Lee Kim, Director of Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimcissp); National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); Sticky Password (@stickypassword); TeleSign (@TeleSign); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline); additional guests TBD 

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#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Smart cities, connected healthcare devices, digitized records and smart cars and homes have become our new reality. Always-on technology, while it makes our lives more convenient and unlocks potential for the future, is fueled by our personal information, which presents security and privacy concerns for both consumers and businesses. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – will highlight the growing Internet of Things and discuss how to use cutting-edge technology in safer and more secure ways. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); ESET (@ESET); Federal Trade Commission (@FTC); Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe); Hueya (@hueyainc); Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD); LastPass (@LastPass); Lee Kim, Director of Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimcissp); PRIVO (@PRIVOtrust); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); Sticky Password (@stickypassword); TeleSign (@TeleSign); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline); additional guests TBD 

Use #ChatSTC to join! 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: The Internet Wants You – Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect our extensive networks. Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about growing the next generation of a skilled cyber workforce. In this NCSAM Twitter chat, we’ll discuss the many exciting and rewarding opportunities in the field of cybersecurity and provide tips and resources for both new and seasoned professionals looking to gain cybersecurity expertise. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); ESET (@ESET); Forcepoint (@Forcepointsec); Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe); Hueya (@hueyainc); Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD); LastPass (@LastPass); Lee Kim, Director of Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimcissp); Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo); TeleSign (@TeleSign); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline); additional guests TBD 

Use #ChatSTC to join! 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Protecting Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats

As NCSAM comes to a close, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds, the importance of protecting and securing our critical infrastructure – our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, power grids and more – and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats. 

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
  • Guests: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us); EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil); ESET (@ESET); Sticky Password (@stickypassword); TeleSign (@TeleSign); National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline); additional guests TBD 

Use #ChatSTC to join! 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Privacy Matters – Why You Should Care and What You Can Do

Did you know that Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day? This day reminds us of the importance of privacy and ​protecting personal information. ​

Data about yourself​, ​your friends and family is continuously being collected and shared, which could affect your life in many ways. Data about where you shop, work and live, the websites and apps you like and the people you interact with every day​ provide insights about who you are and assumptions can be made about who you are. ​

This Twitter chat will discuss why privacy is important and what you can do to protect your personal information.

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Privacy in a Growing Internet of Me

​The Internet of Things – the increasingly connected world in which we live – is rapidly expanding.

We love our convenient and fun tech ​devices – ​like​ ​personal assistants, wearables, speakers, cameras, TVs, cars, toys and appliances; however, it’s important to remember that ​connected devices are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences – forming your own Internet of Me. ​

Fortunately, t​here are ​some ways you can manage your privacy. This Twitter chat – in honor of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28 – will share how you can protect your personal information in a growing Internet of Me.

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Fostering a Culture of Privacy Awareness at Work

Data Privacy Day is only a week away, and it’s a great time to think about how your business collects, stores, manages and uses data.

Personal information about customers, vendors and/or employees may be valuable to your business – but it’s something consumers value, too.

In this Twitter chat, we’ll discuss the importance of safeguarding data at your organization, things to consider in protecting this information and how you can foster a culture of privacy awareness at all levels of the organization.

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST/12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
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

CyberSecure My Business – Ankeny, IA
  • When: Sept. 18, 2017, 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: Kim Reynolds, governor, State of Iowa; Robert Denson, president/CEO, Des Moines Area Community College; Todd Kossow, Midwest region director, FTC; Jayne Armstrong, district director, Iowa district office, U.S. Small Business Administration; SAC Randall Thysse, Federal Bureau of Investication (FBI), Omaha; ASAC Kristi K. Johnson, FBI, Omaha; Nelson Hastincs, cybersecurity and privacy applications group leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Dutch Geisinger, executive director, Safeguard Iowa Partnership
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)