The Stay Safe Online Blog
Airports, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses, dentists, libraries and even public parks offer public access to Wi-Fi for free. But surfing unsecured hotspots can open your data pipeline to some very unsavory characters.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., StopBadware Executive Director Maxim Weinstein & ESET Security Evangelist Stephen Cobb for Twitter chat about botnets. Here's a transcript of the chat.
Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
The sky is the limit and that is what we are aiming for in 2013 for Data Privacy Day.
We partnered with our friends and NCSA Board Member Company EMC/RSA to bring you the Online Identity Risk Calculator. The Online Identity Risk Calculator is game that allows people to find their personal identity risk score and get practical tips on keeping their online identity protected.
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
We’re thrilled that Facebook, an NCSA Board member company, is continuing the fight against cyberthreats with its launch of email@example.com -- a new email address for users to report any phishing attempts that use the Facebook name or brand. Whenever users receive a questionable email appearing to be from Facebook, they can quickly take action and notify the social media company.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
The 2012 Summer Olympics start this week in London. And while athletes from around the world compete for the gold, scammers may be using the Olympics to win their own medals in cybercrime.
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
Parents play an important role in their children's safety online — especially when it comes to social networking.
A lot has been written in the last couple of days about the Consumer Reports study on Facebook (Facebook is an NCSA Board Member company) users use of privacy settings.
Today's generation of children can sync digital devices to computers and troubleshoot problems with the click of a mouse. But they may not be able to handle the overwhelming situations online and problems that arise from making uninformed decisions.
Facebook is teaming up with several other NCSA Board Member companies to share information and help make the Internet safer everyone.
Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Botnets are used to send junk email (spam), attack websites, and distribute more malware, among other things.
If you're a parent, you're always thinking about the safety of your children. But how often are you thinking about your child's security and privacy on mobile devices?
Facebook, an NCSA board member company, is awarding $200,000 in grant money as part of a safety program to encourage digital citizenship, prevent suicide and cyber bullying and learn how social media can impact the next generation of youth.
Kids, don't be surprised if your grandparents send you an email or post a message on your Facebook wall the next time your birthday rolls around.
In today's hyper-connected society, it seems that everyone knows just about everything about everyone. The amount of personal information we share online is staggering.
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