The Stay Safe Online Blog

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'.
Mar 1, 2013 1:01pm
Digital industry leaders from RSA, Microsoft, AT&T and others answered questions about information security issues during a Twitter Chat from the RSA Conference in San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://stopthinkconnect.org/get-involved/twitter-chats/
Feb 28, 2013 12:54am
Bobbie Stempfley, acting assistant secretary for cybersecurity & communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discussed cybersecurity workforce development, the importance of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, and online safety and security issues from the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am
As a user, if you have never taken Facebook's impact on your privacy, reputation and security seriously, it's now time to do so.
Jan 31, 2013 9:15am
When you work with personal data on a Windows computer, your privacy and identity are at risk. We will show you a few basic things you should keep in mind, to make sure your privacy and identity are always protected.
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm
We recently joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., Holland & Knight, InfoSight, ISACA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a Twitter chat about privacy & small business. Here's a partial transcript of the chat..
Jan 30, 2013 9:30am
As businesses and organizations upgrade to the newest wireless devices, every day thousands of used mobile devices are being replaced and companies run the risk of inadvertently compromising confidential internal information contained on these devices.
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am
Consumers today cannot avoid all risks, but there are a number of practical steps they can take to minimize the threats of viruses, credit card fraud and identity theft.
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am
We joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., Data Privacy Day, Intel, Matt Ivester for a Twitter Chat on Data Privacy Day. We also talked about Ivester's book, "LOL...OMG What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying." Here's a partial transcript.
Jan 25, 2013 6:15am
Every day, kids face a myriad of online decisions- which friend requests to accept, whether to forward time-limited and self-destructing images (have you heard of Snapchat?), whether to talk to someone online they don't know, even whether to join classmates in bullying someone.
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am
With the rise of big data come big challenges, including how to deal with increasingly challenging privacy issues. To help protect information, which has become the currency of the 21st century, here are 10 resolutions for your enterprise to adopt in 2013.
Jan 18, 2013 8:30am
Data Privacy Day is approaching, and as part of our awareness campaign, we wanted to review some of the best practices for safe password selection and management. It is surprising but true that even in today’s security-conscious environment, the word “password” and the sequence “123456” remain some of the most common passwords!

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