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“Don’t Click It, Pitch It”: Stellar Cyber Partners with Minor League Baseball Teams to Launch an Initiative to Educate Young Adults about Cybercrime

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Stellar Cyber announces the launch of its new educational initiative, “Don’t Click It, Pitch It,” which targets young adults and educates them on the risks of being victims of hackers.

Drawing on the baseball theme and its partnership with minor league baseball teams like the Ogden Raptors, the initiative aims to use its catchy tagline to instruct young kids how to deal with suspicious emails or text messages.

“You don’t realize how easy it is to become a victim to a hacker until it happens to you, or someone close to you,” says Steve Garrison. He first conceived the idea when his 19-year-old daughter was scammed via a direct message on Instagram. Even though she was from a family full of experts on cybersecurity, she was still the victim of a cyber criminal. 

“These messages look really innocuous, and they are designed to catch your attention by appearing as urgent notices, or tempting offers. And people are receiving hundreds and thousands of messages a day – it’s easy to overlook an unfamiliar sender.”

Community outreach and education have always been important cornerstones of Stellar Cyber’s mission not only to deliver an efficient and innovative security operations platform, but also to make the internet a safer place for all of its users. 

“Don’t Click It, Pitch It” is a way to spread brand awareness while creating a broader movement to educate the most vulnerable members of the online community. During an initiative with the Ogden Raptors, Steve noticed that the tagline was very popular and gained a lot of positive traction.

“As an all-volunteer organization, our goal is really just to help people protect themselves online. It doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you use any kind of smartphone or computer, you’re a target. And that’s what we’re trying to get across.”

All of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H. To learn more about this initiative, visit dontclickit.org