The Stay Safe Online Blog

Apr 17, 2015 7:00am
It is important to be mindful of what pieces of information can be traced back to us as individuals and know what can be discovered about us by performing a simple online search. By being in the know, we have the power to protect our online reputations, which subsequently protects us offline.
Apr 9, 2015 1:04pm
Learn easy ways to secure your online accounts and make them practically unhackable.
Apr 9, 2015 7:03am
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a partner of The Sisterhood of Night, a new film about friendship and loyalty in the Internet age and a quiet suburban town becoming "the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial." Those who watch the film, which will be released in theaters and online April 10, will be encouraged to continue the conversation online and educate themselves and others about online safety using resources like the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips.
Apr 8, 2015 12:05pm
Spring has sprung, and now is a great time for you to properly clean up and dispose of your business' digital exhaust. Copiers, old electronics and other devices maintain stored personal information even after it is deleted. As we all know, privacy is good for business, and our April #ChatDPD brought in the pros to talk about ways business can proactively clean up their digital mess and properly dispose of personal information.
Apr 3, 2015 7:24am
The RE: View is a look back at the recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Apr 2, 2015 7:32am
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) recently hosted "Always On: Digital Main Street," an event and panel discussion of the implications of the changing small business and startup landscape when it comes to how these businesses use technology.
Mar 30, 2015 5:51am
It's possible for users to limit their risk and improve their information technology control with a few simple steps. Here are three ways to keep technology from turning on you.
Mar 26, 2015 12:04pm
Get online safety tips and learn how to give your digital lifestyle a spring cleaning. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we covered everything from how to keep your devices safe to social media and passwords.
Mar 25, 2015 7:10am
If you have young kids who are spending time online--and these days, most kids are--you may be looking for a way to control what they can access. Here are some basic things you can do to your router and computer to limit your kids' online activities at home and help them stay safe online.
Mar 23, 2015 7:25am
It's important to work just as hard at managing your public image on social media as you do in real life, if not even harder. This may sound daunting, but it's actually not as difficult as it sounds as long as you follow some common-sense precautions. Here are five general recommendations from Techboomers.com for how to keep your life on social media under control.
Mar 19, 2015 6:40am
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently held an event at Google's Washington, D.C. office to share the results of its whitepaper "Identity Theft: #1 Consumer Complaint 15 Consecutive Years," which offers additional insight on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) 2014 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.
Mar 13, 2015 11:37am
The closer we get to April 15, the more we'll be scampering around collecting receipts and crunching the numbers in hopes of receiving tax refunds. At the same time, cybercriminals and scammers will be working on ways to separate people from their hard-earned money. Learn how you can help prevent bad things from happening around the submission of your taxes.
Mar 11, 2015 1:08pm
Our personal information can be anything about us, including the comments, links and photos we post on social media. What we share on social networks can reveal information about our families, friends and acquaintances, and our posts can be used or taken out of context in surprising ways. #HasJustineLandedYet is a perfect example of why everyone should think before posting something online. This month's #ChatDPD Twitter chat offers tips from privacy experts on how to share with care and enjoy the full benefits of the Internet.
Mar 10, 2015 6:59am
A new Microsoft-sponsored study released today by the by the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reveals data adults and especially parents should know. Across the globe, young people are taking and sharing nude photos and videos of themselves, and the behavior is being exhibited by even younger age groups. How do we react to these findings in a meaningful way?
Feb 26, 2015 7:21am
We're going to discuss some of the steps you can take to make your home network a little more secure. Nothing is 100% foolproof, but there are steps you can take - using a layered approach - that will improve your online security and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Feb 20, 2015 7:24am
The best way to tackle the wave of digital lawbreakers is to master the basics yourself. This quick guide to online safety will help you avoid becoming another victim in a long line of cybercrime and inspire confidence for you and your family to surf the Web safely.
Feb 18, 2015 7:12am
OnGuardOnline.gov has some tips to help you protect your laptop - and the valuable stuff on it.
Feb 10, 2015 8:21am
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and yes, romance is in the air. But the month of love also celebrates Safer Internet Day on Feb. 10. Show how much you care by sharing this short online safety Q&A with your loved one.
Feb 10, 2015 7:33am
This Safer Internet Day, learn how you can identify and avoid falling victim to phishing attacks.
Feb 6, 2015 6:44am
Almost anything we do can now be done over the Internet: pay bills, shop for appliances, go banking, apply for jobs or make appointments. But these websites with your personal information in their databases can be potential threats as well. So how can you protect your identity?

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