The Stay Safe Online Blog

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.
Sep 4, 2013 12:21pm
Armor for Android security researcher James Green breaks down the mobile threat landscape to Android OS and importance of updates to protect your device from infection.
Sep 3, 2013 12:28pm
Tiffany Barrett, program manager of Data Privacy Day, highlights "Stop. Think. Is this TMI?", a new campaign by NCSA board member company Intel designed to encourage users to not overshare personal information online.
Aug 8, 2013 2:41pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Microsoft Privacy, Intel, and Data Privacy Day discussed good data stewardship and privacy practices for your organization or business. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Aug 6, 2013 1:46pm
Sometimes, we overshare online, which could leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes. Guests from Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, Visa and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security helped share tips on how to protect your personal information and avoid "online TMI." The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Aug 4, 2013 11:55pm
Karen Clark of SecurityChoice.com looks at how pop culture, and one summer movie in particular, opens the door to talking to pre-teens and teens about safe online behavior.
Aug 1, 2013 9:40am
From Microsoft's BotnetBattles event July 24, Errol Weiss, director of Citi's Cyber Intelligence Center, and Richard Boscovich, assistant general counsel of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, discussed how unique legal approaches to dismantling botnets is helping raise the cost of doing business for criminals.
Jul 25, 2013 9:30am
In recent years, the united efforts of industry and law enforcement to take down botnets have shown how public-private cooperation can make the Internet safer. Why this approach has been so effective - and why the cybersecurity community must keep it going - was the focus of "Botnet Battles: Public-Private Efforts to Disrupt Infected Zombie Networks," a panel discussion hosted July 24 by Microsoft. The event featured keynote remarks from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Crime and Terrorism.
Jul 18, 2013 2:27pm
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Consumers League, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FCC, McAfee and other guests discussed ways to use the Internet and mobile devices safely and securely during the summer travel season. This is a partial transcript edited for clarity and brevity.
Jul 16, 2013 7:00am
McAfee blogger Taylor Tompkins looks at how to adjust the settings for downloading apps on some of today's most popular smartphones.

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