The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jul 8, 2013 8:00am
Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops and other public places may seem like an added perk and are convenient, but they’re often not secure and can leave you at risk.
Jun 29, 2013 12:10pm
NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser discusses why summertime is the right time to improve online safety behavior through the national cybersecurity education campaign, STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Jun 27, 2013 7:05am
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) hosted a KnowledgeNet forum, The Components of an Accountable Company Privacy Program and How to Implement It, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 26. The discussion was led by National Cyber Security Alliance board member David Hoffman (CIPP/US) and Chair of Data Privacy Day Dan Caprio.
Jun 26, 2013 7:14pm
Seniors are embracing the Internet in greater numbers each year. In recognition of Internet Safety Month, here are some online safety tips for older Americans from STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cybersecurity education and awareness campaign.
Jun 24, 2013 11:07am
Tech consultant Geoff Kenyon offers five ways to protect your personal information when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, including a digital security quiz to evaluate how well you safeguard your identity.
Jun 20, 2013 1:47pm
Schools are letting out for the summer and that means kids will have more time to be online and using mobile devices. ConnectSafely, McAfee, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Jun 14, 2013 1:27pm
Tom Dolan examines how companies have confronted the challenge of reporting cyber incidents and the ongoing liabilities these incidents present.
Jun 13, 2013 1:30pm
The LGBT Technology Partnership, Microsoft and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips for LGBT communities in honor of Internet Safety Month and LGBT Pride Month. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Jun 10, 2013 9:30am
Philip Alexander, founder of Data Privacy Network, offers advice on how you can protect your identity and personal information while on summer vacation.
Jun 5, 2013 9:15am
A look at one surprising theme from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's June 5, 2013, workshop, "Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions" -- the relative success of mitigating the impact of mobile malware on U.S. users, and how cybercriminals are adjusting to develop more successful methods of accessing mobile devices in the future.
Jun 5, 2013 7:00am
At NCSA, we want to make sure that you and your family do all they can to transition into a safer and more secure summer online. We're celebrating Internet Safety Month with two Twitter chats and by encouraging everyone to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
May 30, 2013 1:02pm
John Skorick, Founder and CEO of personal privacy company MyAKA.com, LLC, discusses how your mobile phone number can be an access point to invading your privacy, and methods to securing both.
May 16, 2013 1:30pm
Visa Security, the Consumer Federation of America and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and other guests on Twitter for a chat about phishing attacks, one of the leading causes of hacked accounts and identity theft.
May 16, 2013 8:20am
We're excited to announce that we'll be working with the LGBT Technology Partnership to encourage greater awareness about online safety issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender communities.
May 7, 2013 2:02pm
Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
Apr 25, 2013 6:25am
Data Privacy Day's Tiffany Barrett provides updates on two major privacy campaigns under way in coming days: Privacy Awareness Week (April 28-May 4) and Choose Privacy Week (May 1-May 7).
Apr 24, 2013 11:30am
Jeff Bermant, Founder and CEO of Virtual World Computing, offers a number of tools and tips to provide for safe web browsing and to protect children from victmization, online and off.
Apr 3, 2013 1:00pm
Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
Mar 14, 2013 10:20am
Identity protection firm CSID and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat to discuss how parents can combat a growing but relatively underreported cybercrime: child identity theft.
Mar 4, 2013 9:58am
Michael Waksman, CEO of Jetico, a company that provides military-standard data protection software to the U.S. Department of Defense, offers his tips on how exactly to make your passwords 'long and strong'.

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