The Stay Safe Online Blog

Feb 15, 2017 7:12am
The National Cyber Security Alliance is thrilled to accept the 2017 SC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award. This award is part of the SC Awards, honoring the achievements of companies and information security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, customers and critical data in North America.
Feb 14, 2017 12:58pm
You may know what your kids should be doing to be safer online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a wa ythat resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSAConference for a conversation about best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-on connected world, or theInternet of Me. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.
Feb 13, 2017 5:29am
And while the shortfall of talent is growing, the percentage of women in information security is shrinking. But bad news is not the whole story, nor is it a fixed destination. Interacting with the people who are just coming into this industry has been a tremendous source of hope and inspiration for guest blogger Lysa Myers, security researcher at ESET.
Feb 7, 2017 6:04am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you promote a better internet for Safer Internet Day (and year-round!) along with recent online safety news.
Feb 7, 2017 5:55am
In an effort to examine internet users’ behaviors toward and interactions with others, Microsoft recently developed the Digital Civility Index (DCI). We spoke with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety office, to learn more about the index and Microsoft’s work in promoting digital civility globally.
Feb 6, 2017 1:22pm
Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!
Feb 3, 2017 12:57pm
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Feb 2, 2017 6:00am
The theme of Data Privacy Day is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.” Despite the day being over, it’s still important to be aware of how you can protect your personal information and manage your privacy year-round.
Jan 31, 2017 8:14am
Keeping hackers at bay requires due diligence. Here are a few best practices from the PCI Security Standards Council to help you keep your e-commerce site secure.
Jan 27, 2017 1:36pm
Jan. 28, 2017, is the 10th annual Data Privacy Day, an international effort to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. This year we took things virtual by hosting an exciting series of cutting-edge discussions live from Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Jan 27, 2017 7:18am
At Mozilla, every day is Data Privacy Day. Check out guest blogger Denelle Dixon-Thayer's tips for protecting your personal information.
Jan 25, 2017 1:14pm
Consumers are paying closer attention to the value of their personal information and how to manage their privacy. To build trust, businesses must address customers’ preferences, needs and concerns about privacy by being transparent about their collection, use and protection of consumer data and providing easy-to-use privacy and security tools. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will help you understand how privacy is good for business and the steps your organization can take to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.
Jan 25, 2017 8:46am
With Data Privacy Day coming up on Jan. 28, there’s no better time to assess the impactful role data plays in modern business – and the challenges we face in data protection.
Jan 24, 2017 6:13am
Data Privacy Day is January 28! Since this particular holiday comes so early in the year, it’s a great opportunity to make some changes in the way you manage your personal data. Here are 17 things you can do to put your best privacy foot forward for 2017.
Jan 24, 2017 6:07am
A great time to dive deep into privacy issues is Data Privacy Day! As part of this year’s efforts, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is partnering with a host of organizations in industry, government and the nonprofit sector to bring you an exciting series of discussions live from Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco.
Jan 23, 2017 8:32am
Data Privacy Day is only five days away! Here are a few resources to help you be more #PrivacyAware and join the greater effort on Jan. 28.
Jan 23, 2017 7:24am
We have seen a vast transformation in our lives as a result of technology. Over time, technology has become more integrated into our homes, at work and on the road.
Jan 23, 2017 7:02am
Personal information, particularly health care information, is being exposed in more places, through more “things” and to more people every day, which is creating new risks for people, businesses, health care organizations, governments and society as a whole. People all around the world are more concerned than ever about their privacy and the security of the personal information they share with others, with good reason.
Jan 23, 2017 6:41am
As everyone probably knows by now, “Pokémon Go” encourages players to interact with their natural environment by using realistic maps of their surroundings as part of the game. Our guest bloggers at Intel Corporation discuss the privacy and safety implications of this technology and where it might lead in the future.
Jan 20, 2017 8:35am
In making public an online archive of data breach notifications affecting Massachusetts residents from 2007 to 2016, that state may have taken the first step to make America more cybersecure. Guest blogger Adam Levin argues for a national database, and other consumer-first approaches to the identity theft pandemic.

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