The US Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.​ As part of it's mission, DHS works to ensure that the nation can seize the opportunity to procure and manage smart devices, applications, and data safely, securely, and efficiently​.  DHS also operates programs that help educate and recruit future generations of cybersecurity workers and arm citizens with the information they need to protect themselves online​. The organization has been supporting CyberPatriot since 2013.

​​In 2010, DHS started Stop.Think.Connect, a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.​ CyberPatriot became an official member of the campaign in 2015. To learn more, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect​