The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jun 2, 2015 6:58am
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 1, 2015 6:52am
Like apps that let you pay at stores with your phone, "peer-to-peer" payment services can be a convenient way to pay friends. But before you use one, check the app's settings for available security features.
May 14, 2015 6:49am
Our smartphones and tablets, along with many other everyday objects, are as powerful and connected as our PCs and laptops. We must take steps to protect the information on all of our smart devices, just like we would for our computers.
May 13, 2015 1:01pm
The Internet of Things (the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet while collecting and sharing information) is changing the way we use technology. Soon, almost any device in our homes, whether it's a phone, thermostat, refrigerator, fitness tracker or baby monitor, will be connected to the Internet. This growth in connectivity offers convenience and efficiencies but also concern for privacy and security. In this #ChatDPD, we discussed what increasingly connected homes mean for digital citizens and our privacy.
May 12, 2015 6:54am
While mobile's role in e-commerce presents plenty of opportunities for businesses to deliver relevant, cost-efficient mobile marketing offers to consumers' mobile devices, it also requires that businesses take some precautions. Here are five tips for safer mobile payments.
May 11, 2015 6:47am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) was thrilled to partner again with RSA Conference 2015 as an association sponsor. RSA Conference (RSAC) is the world's largest global security event, offering a comprehensive platform for sharing intelligence, sparking innovation and encouraging collaboration, with this year's philanthropic focus on keeping kids safe online. Here's a recap of NCSA's involvement in this year's conference.
May 7, 2015 12:09pm
We celebrated World Password Day (May 7) 2015 with a Twitter chat on password safety. Long, strong passwords are easier than you think. Learn how with these tips.
May 5, 2015 9:55am
The RE: View is a look back at the recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Apr 22, 2015 11:01am
We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.
Apr 17, 2015 7:00am
It is important to be mindful of what pieces of information can be traced back to us as individuals and know what can be discovered about us by performing a simple online search. By being in the know, we have the power to protect our online reputations, which subsequently protects us offline.
Apr 9, 2015 1:04pm
Learn easy ways to secure your online accounts and make them practically unhackable.
Apr 9, 2015 7:03am
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a partner of The Sisterhood of Night, a new film about friendship and loyalty in the Internet age and a quiet suburban town becoming "the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial." Those who watch the film, which will be released in theaters and online April 10, will be encouraged to continue the conversation online and educate themselves and others about online safety using resources like the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips.
Apr 8, 2015 12:05pm
Spring has sprung, and now is a great time for you to properly clean up and dispose of your business' digital exhaust. Copiers, old electronics and other devices maintain stored personal information even after it is deleted. As we all know, privacy is good for business, and our April #ChatDPD brought in the pros to talk about ways business can proactively clean up their digital mess and properly dispose of personal information.
Apr 3, 2015 7:24am
The RE: View is a look back at the recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Apr 2, 2015 7:32am
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) recently hosted "Always On: Digital Main Street," an event and panel discussion of the implications of the changing small business and startup landscape when it comes to how these businesses use technology.
Mar 30, 2015 5:51am
It's possible for users to limit their risk and improve their information technology control with a few simple steps. Here are three ways to keep technology from turning on you.
Mar 26, 2015 12:04pm
Get online safety tips and learn how to give your digital lifestyle a spring cleaning. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we covered everything from how to keep your devices safe to social media and passwords.
Mar 25, 2015 7:10am
If you have young kids who are spending time online--and these days, most kids are--you may be looking for a way to control what they can access. Here are some basic things you can do to your router and computer to limit your kids' online activities at home and help them stay safe online.
Mar 23, 2015 7:25am
It's important to work just as hard at managing your public image on social media as you do in real life, if not even harder. This may sound daunting, but it's actually not as difficult as it sounds as long as you follow some common-sense precautions. Here are five general recommendations from for how to keep your life on social media under control.
Mar 19, 2015 6:40am
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently held an event at Google's Washington, D.C. office to share the results of its whitepaper "Identity Theft: #1 Consumer Complaint 15 Consecutive Years," which offers additional insight on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) 2014 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.

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