The Stay Safe Online Blog

Nov 8, 2013 8:40am
"As any business executive whose organization has been victimized by cyber wrongdoers knows, suffering from a cyber-attack of any significance can be frustrating at best, and devastating at worst," write Joseph V. DeMarco and Alexis Tandeau, partner and foreign legal intern, respectively, at DeVore & DeMarco LLP. "Tempting as it may be, however, under current law, 'hacking back' can cause substantial legal harm as well as reputational backlash when done without carrying out an extremely careful factual and legal analysis of the proposed activity."
Nov 7, 2013 8:59am
"Privacy advocates, regulators and others raise worthwhile concerns about the growing Internet of Things," writes guest blogger Jason Meyer. "What happens when the data these devices capture about us misrepresents us or include errors that skew our profiles?"
Nov 7, 2013 7:00am
There is probably no technology that has changed the way we stay connected more profoundly and completely than the rise of the mobile Internet. As we move forward with our education and awareness efforts to make Internet users – and by extension, the Internet as a whole – safer and more secure, we’re paying particular attention to the powerful computing devices that so many of us carry in our pockets.
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am
Every year on or around January 28, companies, nonprofits, schools and government agencies celebrate Data Privacy Day (DPD) by educating employees, customers and constituents about privacy. I hope you'll join us in recognizing Data Privacy Day in 2014. Now is the time to start planning how to make the most of DPD and show your commitment to respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Oct 31, 2013 5:32pm
Regardless of industry or sector, corporations and other organizations of all sizes must assess and mitigate risks associated with network vulnerabilities arising from cybercrime, cyber espionage or the inadvertent loss of data, says Joseph V. DeMarco, partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP.
Oct 31, 2013 2:10pm
For the fifth and final #ChatSTC of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. convened public and private sector partners in securing our critical infrastructure to discuss these essential networks and how to protect them.
Oct 31, 2013 8:15am
Tom Flynn, Vice President, Identity and Access Security, at Gemalto North America shares a new infographic naming the top five threats facing eBanking in the United States, but most importantly, the four tips the public should follow to thwart them.
Oct 26, 2013 12:00pm
In his opening keynote presentation at the Michigan Cyber Summit on Oct. 25, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues facing government and industry officials - how to enhance the coordinated sharing of information about known cyber threats, especially attacks that have resulted in actual disruption or data loss.
Oct 25, 2013 6:30am
In recognition of the fourth week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month's focus on cybercrime, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a Twitter Chat discussing ways to foil cybercriminals' attempts and what to do if you become a victim. This is an edited transcript for brevity and clarity.
Oct 21, 2013 1:25pm
You should not hire "generic good workers" for your security defense, argue Eric Brown and William Yarberry. Instead, ask yourself the following questions when looking for security leadership.
Oct 17, 2013 1:00pm
For the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a #ChatSTC with AT&T, iKeepSafe, Microsoft and Visa to provide educational resources that help youth become good online citizens, and discuss ways to pique their interest in cybersecurity related careers.
Oct 14, 2013 9:20am
The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this week is Education - raising good online citizens, fostering an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields and advancing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Oct 10, 2013 2:02pm
In recognition of the second weekly theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. held a chat with the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal Security, which co-released a new online safety this week, along with AT&T, McAfee, Public Safety Canada, and others.
Oct 7, 2013 8:14am
The second theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security -- begins today. Whether you are shopping on your tablet at the coffee shop or checking email at the airport, learn how you can keep your devices, and the personal information they carry, secure no matter where you connect to the Internet.
Oct 3, 2013 4:27pm
As STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Cyber Security Alliance and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in keeping people safe and secure online, and what we need to achieve in the decade ahead.
Oct 1, 2013 9:20am
Today is a special day for the National Cyber Security Alliance. It's the kickoff of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of this awareness initiative! We have a month filled with events, social media activities, online safety tips, resources, and collateral to share with you.
Sep 30, 2013 5:00am
First launched in 2004 as a broad effort by government and industry to help all Americans stay safe and secure online, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) commemorates its 10th anniversary this October.
Sep 27, 2013 5:00am
We're hoping to make the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (that's #ncsam to all of you on Twitter, Facebook and Google+) the most social yet!
Sep 25, 2013 1:28pm
Linda McCarthy, author of the new ebook "Digital Drama," joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., iKeepSafe, Microsoft, and other guests to discuss online safety for teens and parents.
Sep 19, 2013 1:30pm
How are the National Cyber Security Alliance, its industry partners and the public preparing to make the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month the best ever? STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a chat to help others learn how they could get involved in raising cybersecurity awareness this October.

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