Raising Awareness about Online Safety Issues in the LGBT Community
May 16, 2013 8:20am
One of our goals at the National Cyber Security Alliance is empower people with the tools and resources they need to stay safe online.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with the LGBT Technology Partnership to encourage greater awareness about online safety issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender communities.
The LGBT Technology Partnership is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on ensuring that the implementation of public policies addresses the unique technological needs of LGBT communities.
One of the ways that NCSA works to reach as many people as possible is through partnership and collaboration. We believe that people are more ready to accept safety messaging if it comes from people, organizations or companies that they already trust. By working with groups like the LGBT Technology Partnership to develop tips and advice for them to disseminate, we hope to speed up the flow of information of getting safety and security information into people’s hands. We know that when people take steps to be safer online they help make the Internet more secure for everyone.
Through our work with the LGBT Technology Partnership, we’ve learned that there’s an increased need for ongoing online safety education in LGBT communities through awareness initiatives.
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We’ll be working with the LGBT Technology partnership to develop awareness resources, starting with our just-released tip sheet, “What LGBT Communities Should Know About Online Safety.”
For more information about the LGBT Technology Partnership, visit: http://lgbttechpartnership.org/
We look forward to growing the partnership.