The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jan 11, 2014 1:00pm
"The coming addition of 1,400 new top-level domains will launch exciting, new online business models and experiences for Internet users," says NCSA's Ryan Pretzer. "But the expansion will also increase the potential for cybersquatting. If we are to limit consumer fraud and confusion, businesses and the public must be made aware of its dangers."
Jan 9, 2014 7:30am
Heather M. Federman, Policy & Outreach Director at the Online Trust Alliance, provides her New Year "data resolutions" for businesses to open 2014.
Jan 8, 2014 5:12pm
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), Reputation.com and others from the victims' services community joined NCSA to share advice and resources that help survivors of domestic or sexual violence control their online presence in recognition of Data Privacy Day. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Dec 19, 2013 12:00pm
Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs covers how to create a positive personal and professional presence online. "The potential to make the Internet work for you exists," she writes. "it just requires a bit of legwork and a lot of thought."
Dec 17, 2013 7:05am
Frances Henderson, CIPP, and Emma Fletcher, CIPP, deliver the second installment in the Council of Better Business Bureaus' series, "Privacy Basics for the Savvy Small Business", by discussing how companies should approach reviewing and updating their privacy policies.
Dec 12, 2013 7:20am
"In the Digital Age, one way a victim can start to feel empowered again is through controlling her privacy," writes Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs, who offers some guidance that anyone can use to guard their personal information.
Dec 11, 2013 5:00pm
Data Privacy Day and guests AT&T (@ATTSmallBiz), Private WiFi (@Privatewifi) and Application Developers Alliance (@AppsAlliance) discussed privacy on-the-go for individuals and small businesses during this second #ChatDPD.
Dec 10, 2013 7:30am
In her second entry in the Data Privacy Day guest blog series, iKeepSafe's Linnette Attai expands on the conversation around data security and schools with a new paper that outlines concerns and serves as a guide for dialogue on assessing and implementing systems and practices.
Dec 5, 2013 7:01am
Privacy specialist Andrew McDevitt of AvePoint explains why the global privacy community should rally around Data Privacy Day this January 28: to heighten public awareness of privacy concerns and promote strong data stewardship practices among individuals and businesses.
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am
Private Wifi and the Identity Theft Resource Center have released a new infographic, "The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe on Public Wifi", which offers insight into about the overall consumer privacy beliefs in WiFi hotspots.
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am
Online shopping definitely has its perks: the ability to get all of your holiday shopping done with a click of the mouse or a swipe of your finger, skipping the long lines, and avoiding fights over parking spots. But online shopping also comes with risks like phishing attempts, malware and even identity theft.
Nov 26, 2013 7:40am
David Dahl, director of development for the Crypton.io project at data encryption and storage service provider SpiderOak, provides the strategies he follows at home to maintain greater control over his online privacy.
Nov 21, 2013 3:32pm
This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also a time of increased opportunity for cybercrime. Intel, McAfee and others joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss how to protect our digital lives during holiday season, as we travel, shop online, and unwrap newly gifted devices.
Nov 20, 2013 6:36am
"Smart companies - the ones that are looking not just one quarter from now or one year from now - are anticipating the rise of the New Privacy," writes Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs. "So what should companies do to start down that path?"
Nov 19, 2013 12:00pm
One of my favorite NCSAM events was our STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Online Safety School Assembly, which took place at the Gertz-Ressler High School in Los Angeles during our Cyber Education and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders-themed week.
Nov 19, 2013 4:00am
"Whether your small business sells goods and services online, or you’re simply using your website to market to your customers, having a quality website privacy policy can build consumer trust and distinguish your business in a crowded online marketplace," writes Frances Henderson, CIPP, from the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Nov 14, 2013 6:30am
Linnette Attai from iKeepSafe delves into the issue of how schools protect the student data they collect, and a new iKeepsafe resource, "Data Privacy and Schools: Outlining the Conversation." The paper is a launching pad for dialogue about how schools collect and manage student data, with the ultimate aim of easing the development of successful and compliant partnerships with third-party technology partners.
Nov 13, 2013 7:15pm
The open and increasingly social nature of the Internet offers big benefits, and big risks. Data Privacy Day hosted a Twitter chat Nov. 13 to talk about how you can share responsibly while protecting your personal information online. Guests included @STOPTHNKCONNECT, @iKeepSafe, and @Reputation_com.
Nov 12, 2013 6:25am
"Sharing your personal data can very much color your reputation, especially online," says Leslie Hobbs of Reputation.com. "In fact, the two often go hand-in-hand so take a judicious approach to revealing your personal details. Here's how."
Nov 12, 2013 6:10am
If you could ask a hacker how to protect yourself from his or her intrusions into your devices and data, what would you ask? McAfee's Taylor Tompkins details her first encounter with a white-hat hacker.

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