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Boise State Cybersecurity Department

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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the U.S. in late 2012, with a joint agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission to work together to build a better internet for youth. The U.S. celebration got a big boost in 2013, when Insafe appointed ConnectSafely.org as the U.S.’s coordinator going forward.

Our plan is to make each Safer Internet Day U.S. (SID U.S.) a highly collaborative project that promotes the efforts of internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the internet a better place and the world a better place with the help of the internet. This year we are featuring the good deeds and leadership of young people in “uniting for a better internet,” the EC’s theme for SID 2017.

Please join all of us in celebrating Safer Internet Day and each user’s efforts, big and small, to make the internet a better place and the world a better place using the internet and connected technology!

SID U.S.’s Steering Committee is ConnectSafely, Committee for Children, Common Sense Media, Family Online Safety Institute, #iCanHelp, iKeepSafe Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, National Cyber Security Alliance and National PTA.

Safer Internet Day U.S. is made possible with the generous support of Comcast, Facebook, Google, LifeLock, Microsoft, Snapchat, Trend Micro, Twitter and ASKfm.


Learn more about Safer Internet Day.

Watch the live stream of our 2017 event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

Information Provided via ConnectSafely.org

 

Our Mission

The department of Cybersecurity is tasked with managing cyber risks, vulnerabilities and incidents in collaboration with OIT and campus IT resources as well as facilitating campus community Cybersecurity education and awareness.

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