Virsig, LLC., a platinum performer in the national physical and electronic security industry, announced today that it has joined the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign, one that has been developed through public / private partnerships to promote national cyber-security awareness.
As a security industry partner, Virsig realizes that unlike other threats currently facing our country, cyber attacks can have instant, wide-ranging consequences for the nation’s broader national and economic security interests. Therefore, Virsig is focusing on helping Stop.Think.Connect.™ address industry and small businesses cyber-security concerns. The campaign advises users to take security measures, understand the consequences of their behavior and actions and enjoy the benefits of the Internet with advice such as the following:
Stop - Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems, this will mitigate problems for you and your company;
Think - Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact you or your company’s business;
Connect - Enjoy and utilize the Internet with confidence. Take the proper steps which will ensure you safeguard your company’s computer network.
Industry, as service or product providers, have a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership in this space by helping educate their employees and consumers alike about the risks posed by cyber threats. “The efforts private industry takes to protect against online threats truly demonstrate that cyber-security is a shared responsibility,” said Adam S. Roth, Virsig’s VP of Technology.
Sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Stop.Think.Connect.™ was founded as an initiative to foster greater awareness of cyber-security. The campaign was initiated by The White House; it seeks to guide the Nation to a higher level of Internet safety by empowering the American public to be ever vigilant about practicing safe online behavior.
Learn more about Stop.Think.Connect.™ at: www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect