The Stay Safe Online Blog

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.
Sep 26, 2014 6:58am
Google recently held a “Security at Scale” event, part of a series designed to provide insight into how the technology company works to protect its users and their information and make the Internet safer for everyone.
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.

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