The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jul 27, 2016 6:49am
Passcode, the Family Online Safety Institute and the Future of Privacy Forum recently hosted a discussion on kids, connected toys and devices and privacy.
Jul 14, 2016 1:06pm
The summer travel season is upon us, and many of us take our connected devices – whether work or personal – with us on vacation. There are pros and cons to this constant connectivity, and some opt to use vacations as a time to unplug from their digital lives. This #ChatSTC chat discussed how our always-on world can impact our travel experience and share tips for having a safe, enjoyable and #CyberAware summer vacation.
Jul 12, 2016 11:06am
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter for parents from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your personal information when you’re on the go and safeguard your devices against ransomware along with recent family online safety news.
Jul 7, 2016 8:33am
The RE: View is a look back at headlines that caught our attention last month and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jul 5, 2016 12:46pm
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. asks TeleSign questions about their new report: Beyond the Password: The Future of Account Security. They also share tips and best practices for keeping your online accounts safe and secure.
Jun 28, 2016 6:32am
No matter how familiar American youth are with the Internet, there’s one aspect of digital living that might have escaped their expertise: privacy. To help empower the next generation to think critically about how the use the Web, ExpressVPN has created the Future of Privacy Scholarship.
Jun 20, 2016 6:53am
An organization can eliminate or at least reduce its cybersecurity blind spot by using a formal, structured process for engaging technology solution vendors.
Jun 15, 2016 12:26pm
To help you recognize and avoid imposter scams, the Federal Trade Commission has four new videos on IRS imposters, tech support schemers, online dating con artists and “grandkid” scammers.
Jun 13, 2016 3:46pm
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you talk to your kids about privacy and protect the whole family on your summer vacation along with recent family online safety news.
Jun 13, 2016 6:23am
In today’s technological world, hacking has become a major concern for businesses, governments and other organizations. This is why it’s essential for you to protect your network from hackers and the malicious programs they create.
Jun 9, 2016 1:12pm
June is Internet Safety Month, and it’s also the heart of wedding season. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how couples can practice good online safety through every step of the wedding-planning process and how their guests can be cyber-smart, too.
Jun 9, 2016 5:49am
Have you noticed your child glued to his or her smartphone? Do you ever wonder what they could possibly be spending so much time on? The short answer: apps. Here’s what parents need to know.
Jun 7, 2016 7:25am
Did you know that your website's security can impact its search engine optimization (SEO)? Here are three ways to protect and maintain your SEO using web security.
May 31, 2016 8:31am
The RE: View is a look back at headlines that caught our attention last month and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
May 25, 2016 7:36am
Anyone can be a victim of hacking, and unfortunately there is no guaranteed way to prevent it. However, following safety best practices and implementing security protocols can help keep your children and their information safe from online predators.
May 17, 2016 5:59am
Tokenization is one critical technology that has enhanced payment security for merchants, customers and financial institutions. Here’s critical information to know about tokenization and how it can minimize your risk of a security breach.
May 10, 2016 8:21am
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter for parents from the National Cyber Security Alliance.This month, we’re sharing resources to help you spring-clean your digital life and keep better password habits along with recent family online safety news.
May 6, 2016 5:24am
The National Cyber Security Alliance consulted its privacy advisory committee about the need for more research on privacy. Our committee members identified two youth-focused topics that deserve more attention – privacy education in schools and the privacy implications of new connected toys.
May 5, 2016 1:54pm
May 5 is World Password Day (#PasswordDay), an annual effort to encourage safe password practices. This year’s theme is multi-factor authentication (MFA) – also called two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification – which allows you to add an extra layer of security to your online activities. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed multi-factor authentication and how you can keep your online accounts safer and more secure.
May 5, 2016 7:25am
How often have you heard that you should change your passwords regularly, like every 30, 60 or 90 days? Maybe at least once every six months? Well, here’s some good news for you: doing so doesn't improve security.

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