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Information Technology Disaster Resource Center Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign

Fort Worth, TX, February 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to industry, university, and government organizations nationwide.

The Campaign will help provide ITDRC with tools and resources that support ITDRC’s mission to prepare and assist communities with technology continuity and recovery during times of disaster and promote cybersecurity awareness among Americans.

“As technologies advance and the number of connected devices grows at an exponential rate, so do cyber threats and our need to understand online risks,” said Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Together, the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center and the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign will increase cybersecurity awareness and promote new tools and initiatives, helping Americans better protect themselves, their families, and their communities online.”

“Disasters are stressful events, and privacy and data security are often neglected” said Keith Kavanaugh, ITDRC Central Division Director. “We hope to raise public awareness by embedding the Stop.Think.Connect.™ message into our disaster communication kits, and incorporating more privacy related practices into our technology continuity preparedness events.”

ITDRC is a nationwide, non-profit organization that provides emergency communications and technology resources to help communities continue operations and recover from disaster. The team is comprised of technology volunteers from many disciplines who provide no cost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resources, technical assistance, and public education to help build disaster resilient communities.

Stop.Think.Connect. is an awareness effort designed to help Americans practice safer online habits. DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), leads the Campaign. The Campaign’s National Network is an alliance of non-profit organizations that promote cybersecurity awareness within their organizations and to their stakeholders.

For additional information, please visit:
· Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (www.itdrc.org)
· Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign (www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect)
· National Cyber Security Alliance (www.staysafeonline.org)
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Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Inc
Joe Hillis
817.886.8550
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www.itdrc.org

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