As I have mentioned many times on many posts – Internet safety always needs to be top of mind for us as technology people and educating those that use the WEB but don’t know a lot about it. We all have friends and family that we support and don’t always do the right thing online – both Adults and kids.
It was great to see so many large companies participating in this program
“We wanted to come together with one collective voice and have an impact with one clear message – ‘Stop. Think. Connect,’” Beauchere says. “A lot of these participants compete with each other on a daily basis, but they’re all grounded and passionate about this pressing social issue.”
The coalition members included businesses such as Facebook, Google, and Intel; was led by organizations such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA); and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Beauchere has been Microsoft’s representative to the NCSA Board of Directors since August 2007.
The White House also was involved with the campaign, Beauchere says. Several months ago, President Barack Obama called for a national awareness campaign for computer safety and security. The call coincided with the efforts already underway by the coalition, which had been working on a new message for more than a year.