Government Security News
reports that Girl Scouts of the USA has announced that it has joined the national initiative Stop.Think.Connect.
, developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The official announcement took place at the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFIRST) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
DHS Acting Director of the U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team Jenny Menna and CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Marilyn Midyette announced the new partnership together with Girl Scouts from the local council, followed by the council’s participation in an interactive discussion on online safety.
The Stop.Think.Connect. campaign is a national public awareness effort among government, industry, and nonprofits designed co-guide the nation to a higher level of Internet security by educating and empowering the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safe online habits.
The campaign will provide Girl Scouts with tools and resources to help raise awareness among kids, teens, and young adults about emerging online threats and the importance of cybersecurity. This partnership builds on the campaign’s efforts to highlight resources available to communities as well as to promote cybersecurity awareness to millions of girls engaged in Girl Scouting.