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Continuing the Interactive Timeline series outlining some of the seminal events that have occurred over the last ten years, this post looks at more of the key events that shaped Microsoft’s Online Safety Strategy.

“Protect Your PC” Consumer campaign

image The “Protect Your PC” campaign was designed to help people understand a few simple measures they can take to decrease threats from viruses and other malicious attacks. Guidance, tools and information on threats can be found at

Stop. Think. Connect. Online Safety Education

imageIn October 2010, Microsoft joined a large coalition of government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations behind the slogan Stop. Think. Connect, which is the first unified public awareness message focused on online safety.

Resources and links

o Microsoft Privacy

o Microsoft Safety and Security Center

o Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

o Tips for consumers

o Microsoft Tips and Talk Blog

o Part 1: Growth of Home PC’s and Internet Use Expansion – TwC Interactive Timeline

o Part 2: Rise of Malicious Software and Increasing Privacy Concerns – TwC Interactive Timeline

o Part 3: TwC Memo, SDL and XP SP2 – TwC Interactive Timeline

o Part 4: Software Update Validation Program and Microsoft Malware Protection Center Establishment – TwC Interactive Timeline

o Part 5: Security Research Community and BlueHat Prize Inception – TwC Interactive Timeline 

o Part 7: Microsoft Active Protections Program and Battling Botnets – TwC Interactive Timeline

o Part 8: Proliferation of Devices & Applications and Government & Cybersecurity – TwC Interactive Timeline


You can view the full Interactive Timeline here.