The Stay Safe Online Blog

Aug 27, 2015 1:41pm
Sure, nobody wants to have their identity compromised online, and businesses want to protect their employee, organizational and customer data. Additionally, there are so many articles out there about how to stay safe online, but there's still a gap between advice given and action taken. During this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we congregated to break down online safety and make it realistic and actionable.
Aug 12, 2015 8:22am
Our mission at NCSA is to educate and empower a digital society and use the Internet more safely and securely, which is why we are happy to recognize AT&T's new Digital You campaign. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we are thrilled to have AT&T as a board member company and partner in promoting a more trusted Internet.
Aug 11, 2015 7:00am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, welcomes Andy Steingruebl to its Board of Directors. Andy is PayPal's Director of Product and Ecosystem Security.
Aug 4, 2015 7:40am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jul 21, 2015 7:02am
HIMSS recently released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. This study, which surveyed 297 individuals with cybersecurity responsibilities at healthcare organizations, gauged healthcare organizations' awareness of and readiness for cybersecurity incidents in an "era where significant security incidents are a regular occurrence."
Jul 16, 2015 2:07pm
We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat with some of the leaders in online authentication. We discussed what two-factor authentication (otherwise known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication) is, its benefits and how to enable it and the future of online authentication.
Jul 15, 2015 6:49am
The National Cyber Security Alliance conducted an interview with Mike Garcia, who recently became acting director at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office (NPO) to discuss the NSTIC NPO's work, his new role and the organization's plans moving forward.
Jul 14, 2015 8:04am
Phishing scams are becoming more dangerous and effective than ever. The ZapFraud team discusses ways to protect yourself and others against these dangerous, targeted attacks.
Jul 10, 2015 5:48am
In a world filled with cyber threats, how can we stay safe when sharing information online? Here are some steps you can take to keep your personal data safe.
Jul 9, 2015 7:33am
A single click is all that's needed for an adversary to reel in your data by grasping ahold of your machine. Network defenders can overcome these adversaries and help protect their organizations, employees and consumers by keeping in mind four golden rules.
Jul 8, 2015 1:32pm
School is out, summer is in high gear and many of us are preparing for well-deserved vacations. We hosted a #ChatDPD Twitter chat to talk about things you should know about your online safety on the go. From free airport WiFi to paying for that extra suitcase, we explored what you can do to avoid making yourself vulnerable to cybercriminals while you travel so you can focus on having a little R&R.
Jul 1, 2015 8:02am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jun 30, 2015 10:12am
Our carbon footprint impacts greatly on the environment; only, we don't realize it until we actually see the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and animals dying out. The same goes for our digital footprint: until we can see the damage we're potentially placing on our own security, we won't know where we're going wrong. With greenhouse emissions expected to be cut by at least 29 percent between now and 2020, the question is, can we do the same for cybercrime? If we all follow these simple steps, it's possible.
Jun 29, 2015 6:47am
Online payments can be made in a variety of ways, but majority of the online financial transactions are done through secured payment gateways. Secure payment gateways, as the name suggests, are application service providers for ecommerce websites that authorize various financial transactions taking place on online stores for ensuring safety for both the retailers and the online buyers. Learn more about what these gateways are and how they help protect your online transactions.
Jun 22, 2015 12:10pm
Virtual or crypto currencies like Bitcoin can be a fast way to pay online, or in person with a mobile app, but using virtual currencies comes with risk. The Federal Trade Commission shares some tips to consider before using virtual currencies as payment.
Jun 18, 2015 6:26am
Thwarting cyber attacks isn't a one-and-done deal; it demands constant vigilance, continuous risk assessment and resilience. Here are three strategies to help keep your business safe in the event of a security breach.
Jun 10, 2015 1:09pm
June is Internet Safety Month! Privacy and safety go hand in hand, and that's why this month's #ChatDPD focused on kids and the best ways to manage their privacy and security. We also discussed online safety tips you can share with kids.
Jun 10, 2015 6:49am
Coinciding with Internet Safety Month, this June Intel Security (an NCSA Board member company) released findings from its new study, "The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online," which examined both parents' concerns and the behaviors of American pre-teens and teenagers online and on social media.
Jun 8, 2015 7:54am
You can help protect yourself from cybercriminals if you stay alert and use a bit of common-sense thinking when navigating the World Wide Web. Here are six important tips from for how to stay safe online this Internet Safety Month.
Jun 4, 2015 1:56pm
As data breaches and cybercrimes like fraud, identity theft and phishing grow in prevalence and sophistication, it's more important than ever to be informed about cybersecurity and online safety. We celebrated Internet Safety Month (June) and Logical Operations' Cybersecurity Awareness Week (June 1-5) with a discussion of how you can take a stand against cybercrime.

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