Be Prepared for Cyber Threats: Stop.Think.Connect.

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Cyber Threats can hide in every internet and computing tool we use. Using basic awareness and good judgement, your online experience can be much safer.

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Think about how many times you have gone online in the past week. What did you do while online? Check your e-mail? Track your finances? Share pictures? Download videos?

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Malicious computer activity might be in the same public space you are in, a different city or state, or thousands of miles away in a different country. The power of the internet makes the reach of cyber threats very close to home.

The Internet today has become an invaluable resource in both our personal and professional lives. We have access to more information than ever. With this added accessibility comes a great deal of risk and added responsibility.

Cyber crime continues to be very costly for organizations and is a problem that is not going away anytime soon. The government estimates that the annual cost of cyber crime per organization spanned a range of $1.3 million to $58 million.1 And the cost of cyber crime increased 26 percent, or $2.6 million from 2012 to 2013.2

Cyber threats are real. They don’t just happen to someone else, they can happen to you. That is why Systems Technology Consultants have joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign — Stop.Think.Connect.™

The campaign’s objective is to help you become more aware of growing threats and arm you with the tools to protect yourself, your family, your workplace, and our national security.

The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign offers the following advice:

  • Stop: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
  • Think: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s safety.
  • Connect: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
  • Stop.Think.Connect.: Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.

For more Stop.Think.Connect.™ programs and opportunities, please contact Shaun Brown at Systems at 866-401-4846, send an email, or use the Systems Contact Form. You can also visit the Department of Homeland Security Program Page.