The Stay Safe Online Blog

Oct 30, 2014 7:21am
Microsoft Safer Online's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats, and we're blogging about a different threat each day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Spambot.
Oct 29, 2014 6:54am
Safer Online by Microsoft''s Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats, and we're blogging about a different threat every day this week. Learn about today's threat, the Phisherman.
Oct 28, 2014 5:36am
Microsoft's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats. We'll be posting a different Internet's Most Wanted character every day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Bully.
Oct 27, 2014 6:15am
Microsoft Safer Online's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats. We'll be posting a different Internet's Most Wanted character every day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Identity Thief.
Oct 24, 2014 1:32pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Nasdaq to close the Nasdaq market on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We also held a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, “The Business of Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned and What’s Next?,” to discuss how the threat landscape has changed over time, the lessons learned and how industries can move forward.
Oct 24, 2014 10:13am
Running a small business is risky, but ignoring the cybersecurity of the business is even riskier. With so much at stake, it behooves a small business owner to guard the company's assets as much as possible.
Oct 24, 2014 6:38am
Smaller businesses can do much to minimize their cyber threat risks. Learn the steps SMBs can take to lower their risks of being targeted by cybercriminals.
Oct 23, 2014 12:14pm
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but they don't always have the best cybersecurity guidelines in place. We discussed ways small businesses can protect their organizations, customers and employees.
Oct 21, 2014 7:50am
Guest blogger Katie Hurst discusses how National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Champion organization OpenSesame is celebrating NCSAM and staying safe online every day.
Oct 16, 2014 1:04pm
According to Cisco, there will be 50 billion Internet-connected devices by 2020. The Internet of Things - the ability of objects and devices to transfer data - is changing the way we use technology. In this Twitter chat, we discussed ways to secure all of your devices that connect to the Internet.
Oct 16, 2014 6:35am
Google recently held its second "Security at Scale" event, "The Hacker Spectrum," in alignment with National Cyber Security Awareness Month's week 2 theme of secure IT development in its discussion of "hackers."
Oct 14, 2014 1:05pm
One click has the potential to leave you vulnerable. Learn how you can #ClickSmart to protect yourself against phishing, bad URLS, infected downloads and more.
Oct 14, 2014 7:21am
Through simple behavioral and technological changes, individuals can greatly reduce their exposure to cyber threats. This National Cyber Security Awareness Month, our guest blogger from RoboForm is celebrating by providing online safety tools and tips.
Oct 10, 2014 6:54am
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., which urges us to stop and think before we go online, is the perfect theme for NCSA’s cybersecurity education and awareness program, and the good news is that a little thinking goes a long way in keeping you safe.
Oct 9, 2014 1:06pm
Building security into information technology products is key to improving cybersecurity. But sometimes, the software and apps we use on our devices have vulnerabilities. We'll teach you what to look for when creating and downloading these products.
Oct 6, 2014 6:54am
While Internet security is a pervasive issue for all industries, schools deserve some extra attention. Along with the increased need for bandwidth to access online courses and tools, students and teachers are all too quick to share personal information through the internet. Schools need to carefully plan their network security in much the same way they plan their physical security. There has to be a good balance between access and security.
Oct 2, 2014 2:14pm
We're kicking off National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a chat about the simple measures everyone can take to stay safer and more secure online.
Oct 2, 2014 12:30pm
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014 kicked off with a launch event in Nashville Oct. 1. Check out some of the event highlights and videos!
Oct 1, 2014 2:53pm
October 1 marks the first day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#NCSAM). Here is a compilation of some tweets from our launch event at the NASCIO Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 29, 2014 6:16am
The Project to Get Older Adults online (Project GOAL) and the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications recently held an event to release and discuss “Closing Online Access Gaps for Older Adults,” a paper that examines the ongoing challenges of broadband access and adoption for older adults. The event featured a summary of the paper’s findings and a panel discussion of both the challenges faced with getting older adults online and the potential solutions that can help close this digital divide.

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