The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jan 27, 2016 1:30pm
Jan. 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to promote awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat to get ready for the day, share tips for protecting your personal information and owning your online presence and discuss how you can take action in support of NCSA's privacy awareness effort.
Jan 27, 2016 7:48am
This year, the theme for Data Privacy Day focuses on respecting privacy, protecting data and enabling trust. Today's global company is by necessity a digitized company. As a result, challenges around data privacy, security and trust must be addressed by everyone: companies, vendors, partners and consumers alike.
Jan 25, 2016 9:22am
It’s tax season, and you know what that mean:: identity thieves who want to steal your tax refund are at work. Find out how to stop them during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 25-29.
Jan 21, 2016 8:50am
Data Privacy Day – which arrives in just a week – is a day designed to raise awareness and promote best practices for privacy and data protection. It is a day that looks to the future and recognizes that we can and should do better as an industry. It reminds companies that they need to focus on the importance of having the trust of users.
Jan 20, 2016 1:25pm
Data Privacy Day is coming up on Jan. 28, and it’s a great time for businesses to ensure they know how to create cultures of privacy at work. Digital citizens value transparency, or understanding how businesses collect, use and share their information – in other words, privacy is good for business. This chat will share tips on how businesses can be #PrivacyAware, better address consumer privacy concerns and practice data stewardship.
Jan 19, 2016 9:28am
While Data Privacy Day (DPD) is focused on raising awareness among consumers, it is also an opportunity to raise privacy awareness within any organization. Here are five easy activities your organization can undertake to support privacy awareness this DPD or anytime throughout the year.
Jan 14, 2016 10:52am
Information about you, such as your location or your purchase or search history, has value, just like money. It's important to be thoughtful about who gets this information and how it's collected through apps and websites.
Jan 12, 2016 10:09am
Mozilla is privileged to work with an amazing team of volunteers around the world who dedicate their time and energy to Internet issues, including a small team in India that decided to dream big this year for International Data Privacy Day.
Jan 7, 2016 10:50am
Companies and organizations all over the globe are increasingly hiring privacy professionals to help them make the tough decisions about what information to collect, when and how to store and delete it, which databases to combine and what big data to mine.
Jan 6, 2016 11:17am
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.
Jan 5, 2016 7:06am
Accessing public WiFi on any device is a lot less safe than you may realize. Data Privacy Day is a good time to reassess the ways in which our desire to stay constantly connected is putting ourselves at risk.
Dec 18, 2015 6:46am
There are several different forms of encryption, and each type is built to solve a specific problem and balance what information security professionals refer to as the security rather than the usability tradeoff.
Dec 17, 2015 1:46pm
2016 is fast approaching, and with the new year comes self reflection and the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to ensure a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. As you make your New Year's resolutions to improve your offline life, it's a good time to set goals for protecting your online one as well. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss setting digital resolutions for the year ahead and how online safety, privacy and security can factor in to your 2016 goals.
Dec 17, 2015 6:37am
Cybercriminals have have gravitated toward exploiting any vulnerabilities found on websites; however, there are ways that you can help protect yourself from data leakage attempts. Here are four common types of data attacks and how to mitigate them.
Dec 4, 2015 11:16am
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.
Dec 4, 2015 8:12am
For all their virtual achievements, gamers aren't exactly feted for their real-life usefulness; however, the gaming community is proving supremely valuable in the world of technology. The lack of cybersecurity talent to protect us is a real concern, and some are turning to video games to plug the skills gap.
Dec 3, 2015 8:35am
New research from TRUSTe sheds light on how aware companies are of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the preparations they're making.
Dec 1, 2015 11:33am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 was an unprecedented success. We'd love to hear about your organization's efforts during the month.
Dec 1, 2015 7:02am
Travelers recently released findings from its annual Consumer Risk Index, which measures Americans' risk preparedness. NCSA conducted an interview with Tim Francis, enterprise lead for cyber insurance at Travelers, to discuss the survey and what consumers and businesses can do to protect themselves and their information.
Nov 20, 2015 6:55am
Increase your awareness of the most common cybersecurity threats in the workplace, and you will actively help put an end to the basic tricks hackers have been successfully using for years.

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