The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cyber security awareness to industry, university, and government organizations nationwide.
“With the help of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign will foster greater awareness about these threats through the promotion of new tools and initiatives that will help Americans across the country understand how they can better protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
The Campaign will help provide HTCIA with tools and resources that support HTCIA’s mission to engage government, law enforcement, and civilian communities in cyber security awareness activities, promoting cyber awareness among Americans about safer online practices.
“Increasing cyber security awareness is a crucial component of protecting against the threats we all face online in the 21stCentury,” said Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “With the help of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign will foster greater awareness about these threats through the promotion of new tools and initiatives that will help Americans across the country understand how they can better protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
The International President of the HTCIA, Thomas Quilty, supports this program and said, “A large part of the HTCIA’s Mission is collaborating with other organizations such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support the education of our members and industry in the field of High Tech Crime Investigation, including cyber security. Helping to educate the public through campaigns such as Stop.Think.Connect. will reduce the number of crimes reported by stopping a potential event before it happens.”
HTCIA was formed to educate and collaborate with global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes. It provides information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership, and professional management to members.
Stop.Think.Connect. is an awareness effort designed to help Americans practice safer online habits. DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) lead the Campaign. The Campaign’s National Network is an alliance of non-profit organizations that promote cyber security awareness within their organizations and to their stakeholders.
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