The Stay Safe Online Blog

Sep 19, 2014 7:03am
Post your commitment to the ethical and innovative use of data on social media to help meet the goal of 100,000 pledges by Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28, 2015)!
Sep 16, 2014 8:21am
The new school year is in full swing and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is around the corner. What better time to talk to the kids in your life about online safety. Many of our readers are doing just that — and using Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online as the basis for the conversation.
Sep 15, 2014 6:35am
As we celebrate the 9th annual National Health IT (NHIT) Week (Sept. 15-19, 2014), it is a good time to remember the importance of and the relationship between cyber security, online safety and health IT. Healthcare organizations are constantly advancing in technology, and because they handle sensitive patient information it is especially important for health organizations to have strong cyber security practices.
Sep 11, 2014 7:13am
The growth of the Internet has introduced us to a much easier and convenient way of life. The Web has become our source of information, facilitates easier shopping and media consumption and allows us to connect with people on social media sites. Although social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide convenient, beneficial features, it is important to understand their security and privacy implications and be smart about what you post on social media.
Aug 27, 2014 11:08am
In a phishing scam, a cybercriminal sends an email that attempts to fraudulently acquire the recipient’s personal information. Learn more about phishing and what you can do about email vulnerabilities.
Aug 22, 2014 6:34am
As the new school year approaches, it is important for families to brush up on online safety and ensure they are staying safe online. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself and your family this school year.
Aug 20, 2014 12:50pm
The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus recently held an event and panel discussion about the May 2014 “right to be forgotten” ruling in Europe. Since May, many concerns have been raised regarding how the “right to be forgotten,” intended to protect citizens’ privacy, could limit access to important information and compromise transparency. Additionally, some have voiced concerns about how the ruling could impact American Internet users in the event that search engines deleted requested results not only within the EU but globally.
Aug 12, 2014 6:31am
When it comes to tightening your Internet and computer privacy security, one crucial step you can take is to learn more about how your online activities leave confidential traces behind on your hard drive.
Jul 30, 2014 5:52am
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) recently held the first event in a series that tackles various aspects of our digital lives, focusing on emerging technologies and the transformation of traditional industries through technology and data. This series asks participants to consider the ways that being “always on” impacts us and how we relate to each other.
Jul 25, 2014 7:34am
Summer is a popular time for travel, and while staying connected can enrich your travel experience, it is important to take note of potential security issues before using the Internet on the go.
Jul 14, 2014 12:00pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance recently partnered with data privacy management company TRUSTe on the Internet of Things (IoT) Privacy Summit, held July 10 in Silicon Valley, California. This event, which featured presentations by technology, privacy, business and policy experts, addressed the privacy questions and needs related to the Internet of Things, or the growing world of web-connected devices and products.
Jul 10, 2014 6:06am
The RE: View is a bimonthly look back at the headlines that caught the attention of our RE: Cyber contributors that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jul 9, 2014 12:00pm
Growing your business is top of mind yet one data breach can financially devastate your company. This ChatDPD highlights ways small biz can prioritize privacy and establish a strong baseline for a proactive and defensive data protection plan. Guests: @ATTSmallBiz, @PrivacyProf, @PrivacyPros
Jul 7, 2014 10:09am
The LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute recently released a research paper, "An LGBT Broadband Future," which discusses the specific technological needs affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and explores potential solutions to the technology-related issues they experience.
Jun 18, 2014 8:00am
According to newly-released EMC Privacy Index, 84% of consumers don't like anyone knowing anything about themselves or their habits unless they make a decision to share that information.
Jun 16, 2014 9:18am
The RE: View is a bimonthly look back at the headlines that caught the attention of our RE: Cyber contributors that senior executives and Board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jun 11, 2014 1:00pm
Information about your physical activity, daily habits and physical location are some of the most personal and sensitive details about you yet most of us are unaware of all the places our data may go on a given day.
Jun 4, 2014 8:30am
The RE: View is a bimonthly look back at the headlines that caught the attention of our RE: Cyber contributors that senior executives and Board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
May 29, 2014 4:31pm
Why are tablet owners the top target of identity thieves? One reason is the unique design features of tablets make them perfect for sharing.
May 28, 2014 7:36pm
A recent PwC paper points out that not only does the NIST Cybersecurity Framework comprise “leading practices from various standards bodies that have proved to be successful when implemented,” but also “may deliver regulatory and legal advantages that extend well beyond improved cybersecurity for organizations that adopt it early.”

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