This event took place on 15 October 2014 from 16:30-17:45 PDT at ICANN51 | Los Angeles in the Pacific Palisades room.
Wed, 15 October 2014 - 16:30 to 17:45 PDT
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Carlos Alvarez | SSR Technical Engagement Sr. Manager
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The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention has embarked upon a campaign to establish the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cybersecurity awareness messaging suite as a hemisphere-wide campaign, leveraging initial adoption by nation-states in North America, Central America and South America.

The Messaging Convention was established in 2010 to unify online safety awareness with a common slogan – STOP.THINK.CONNECT. – and a universally recognized logo. The campaign has been adopted by national government agencies and group in the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Uruguay, Panama and Paraguay and the Convention joined with the Organization of American States in 2012 to promote the campaign among its member states, of which there are 35 independent nations.

Working from these early adoptions in the Western Hemisphere and the membership networks of the APWG and co-founder, NCSA, the Convention proposes the consolidation of national cybersecurity awareness messaging campaigns into a hemispheric effort that would provide transborder resonance and unparalleled efficiency in delivering the campaign's essential messages.

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(APWG) Hemispheric Unification of Cyber Security Awareness Messaging | Transcript Transcript [PDF 284.92 KB] English