ESET Supports New Global Online Safety Message: "Stop. Think. Connect.™"
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced its support of "Stop. Think. Connect.™," the first-ever coordinated message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations, and it will begin to appear widely around the globe in October in coordination with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
ESET will incorporate the message of "Stop. Think. Connect." into the existing cybersecurity awareness activities of its "Securing Our eCity™" initiative. Securing Our eCity, a public/private partnership between local businesses, government and law enforcement has grown to include both national and international stakeholders. To further the work of the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign, SOeC is building upon the proactive stance that the city of San Diego has towards cyber awareness, education and preparation, through a series of billboards and PSAs highlighting the "Stop. Think. Connect." message. It has also taken the message online, with cyberbullying awareness videos and other educational collateral both on the SOeC website, retail partners and various social media channels. Additionally, SOeC will hold its "Cybersecurity Symposium II and 1st Annual Cybersecurity Awards" on October 7.
"We are excited to work with the 'Stop. Think. Connect.' campaign as we continue towards our goal of making San Diego the nation's most cyber secure community and a model for other cities," said Darin Andersen, COO of ESET. "Cybercrime remains a top threat to national security, and it is through initiatives like this and Securing Our eCity that entire communities, from citizens and businesses to government can arm themselves with the knowledge they need to become more cyber savvy."
About "Stop. Think. Connect." When we as digital citizens, "Stop. Think. Connect.," we are simply taking a moment to stop and think about the places we visit, the information we share, and the communities in which we participate before we go online. By choosing this habit, we are electing to stay safer and more secure online, a commitment that will become second nature. Just like buckling our seatbelts, looking both ways before crossing the street, and covering our coughs, "Stop. Think. Connect." becomes routine – one that's easy to remember and applies to us all.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) led the effort to find a unified online safety message that could be adopted across public and private sectors. The campaign hopes to achieve for online safety awareness what "Smokey Bear" did for forest fire safety and "Click It or Ticket" did for seatbelt safety.
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call +1 (619) 876-5400.