(Washington, D.C., October 29, 2014) — Understanding the importance of cybersecurity, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) joined the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.TM Campaign, a national public awareness effort to empower the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safer online behavior.
“As technologies advance and the number of connected devices grows at an exponential rate, so do cyber threats and our need to understand online risks,” said Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Together, NAWBO and the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign will increase cybersecurity awareness and promote new tools and initiatives, helping Americans better protect themselves, their families, and their communities online.”
DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Anti-Phishing Working Group, leads the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. Over 150 government, nonprofit, and academic institutions and nearly 200 industry partners working with the National Cyber Security Alliance are members of the Campaign.
“We must all work together and remain committed to making the Internet a safe place to do business,” said Darla Beggs, NAWBO National Board Chair. “We are proud to join the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign and participate in their efforts to accomplish this important goal.”
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO® is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts more than 5,000 members and 64 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO® is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Designated by the President, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NAWBO will be actively participating in events throughout the month including a cybersecurity event focused on small and mid-sized business owners and entrepreneurs in Austin, TX. Now in its 11th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate the public about cybersecurity and includes events nationwide hosted by local governments, businesses, non-profits, and academic organizations. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is led by DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Please visit www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month for more information.