[Abuja, May 26, 2017] —Layer3 has become a partner of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ was launched in October 2010, with messaging created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government and leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leads the federal engagement of the campaign.

In September 2016, the campaign expanded to include Lock Down Your Login, a STOP. THINK.CONNECT. ™ initiative led by NCSA and the White House to empower Americans to secure their online accounts.

The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ Campaign encourages everyone to take security precautions, understand the consequences of their online actions and enjoy the benefits of the internet with more peace of mind. Follow these STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ Tips to better protect yourself, your information and the larger digital community.

“Every person and organization has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “We are grateful to our hundreds of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ partners for their commitment to educating the public and helping build a culture of cybersecurity, online safety and privacy awareness at home, at work and in their communities.”

Layer3 will be driving this initiative through BlackSentry™, its new division focused on cybersecurity and big data. “We understand the relevance of cybersecurity in our connected world; the internet affects people in various ways, hence it is important for us to educate the public about how to stay protected. Being experts in this space, we feel a sense of responsibility and that is why we are putting together initiatives to create awareness throughout the year”, said Oyaje Idoko, Layer3’s CEO.

About Blacksentry

BLACKSENTRY is the Data Analytics and Cybersecurity division of Layer3 delivering a set of world class products and services within the African market. We are made up of a specialized team of experts with proven industry experience, a world-class 24/7 operations center and an experienced management team. We have an unwavering passion for service excellence, innovation and commitment to our customers’ business success.

About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global cybersecurity education and awareness campaign. The campaign was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved at stopthinkconnect.org.