The Stay Safe Online Blog

Oct 11, 2016 5:44am
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone at the workplace, from top leadership to entry-level staff, plays a role in protecting the organization, its information and the customers or individuals with which it interacts.
Oct 7, 2016 7:32am
With the number of mobile devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets readily available, it’s become increasingly popular to carry out day-to-day banking on the go. But have you ever thought about the risks associated with accessing your accounts on the move and how to protect yourself?
Oct 6, 2016 12:27pm
Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet.
Oct 6, 2016 7:38am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is well underway, and we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all month long. Week 2 of NCSAM 2016's theme is From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace.
Oct 5, 2016 6:46am
With more than 2 million lucrative cybersecurity jobs unfilled today — and even more considering other “cyber”-related careers — we owe it to our country’s student population to make them aware of the
Oct 4, 2016 5:16am
Since 2004, October has been recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month – a time when government, private and nonprofit organizations and individuals come together to enhance protection of Americans’ digital lives. Almost every aspect of our daily activities now involves the internet. Today, every citizen should know how to secure their information.
Oct 3, 2016 10:08am
This October is the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources they need to be safer, more secure and better able to protect their personal information online.
Sep 30, 2016 8:27am
Who doesn’t love larger-than-life characters? Celebrities fascinate us. From laughter to tears, their performances stay in our memories, sometimes even in the form of hilarious internet memes. Unfortunately, however, all this attention also piques the interest of another group: cybercriminals.
Sep 29, 2016 9:02am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on Oct. 1, and we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all month long. The first week of NCSAM 2016 focuses on STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security.
Sep 28, 2016 2:28pm
President Obama announces a new campaign under the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ effort called Lock Down Your Login.
Sep 28, 2016 1:46pm
72 percent of Americans believe their accounts are secure with only a username and password. Yet, every two seconds there is another victim of identity fraud. You have enough to worry about, so what can you do about it? Luckily, there’s a simple and quick way to put you in control of your personal information and keep your key accounts like email, banking and social media safer.
Sep 21, 2016 7:17am
Customers appreciate a company who puts effort into keeping them safe. Customers will be more likely to frequent a business where they know they can securely transact. That is why it is vital for retailers to treat data security seriously.
Sep 13, 2016 6:10am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you improve the family tech talk along with recent family online safety news.
Sep 8, 2016 6:49am
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and its Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group, which include consumer advocates and identity theft service providers, have created a new resource – “My company’s had a data breach, now what? 7 questions to ask when considering identity theft services.”
Sep 6, 2016 1:42pm
The RE: View is a look back at headlines that caught our attention last month and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Sep 1, 2016 7:38am
Ransomware is a serious problem. That's why the Federal Trade Commission is holding a ransomware event on Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C.
Aug 29, 2016 7:19am
The phrase “ethical hacking” was first used in 1995, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. Many would argue that ethical hacking is the goal of the majority of hackers, but the current media perception is that hackers are criminals. To understand the truth a little better we need to look at the history of ethical hacking.
Aug 25, 2016 7:45am
Pokémon Go, a virtual reality mobile app, is catching on with “moveset” speed. Smartphone users are meeting up at PokéStops and “gyms” to battle it out and staying up until the wee hours to capture the rare ones. As with all mobile apps, there are risks to consider when using Pokémon Go. Here are some tips on how to minimize them.
Aug 24, 2016 5:48am
Nearly four in 10 American teens report that someone was mean or cruel to them in the digital world in the last year, and those negative comments most often stemmed from something the teens said or did, or were about their appearance, results of a new Microsoft study show.
Aug 18, 2016 1:26pm
Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.

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