Kara Wright



Jan 9, 2017 5:32am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you and your family have a safer and more secure 2017 along with recent online safety news and important information to help protect your social media accounts. You can also join in the greater effort this Data Privacy Day by becoming a Champion.
Jan 5, 2017 6:20am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Dec 5, 2016 3:52pm
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you be a cyber-safe holiday shopper, protect your – and your kids’ – personal information and join the greater effort this Data Privacy Day along with recent online safety news.
Nov 7, 2016 10:29am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your smart devices at home and on the go and talk to your kids about cybersecurity careers along with recent online safety news.
Nov 7, 2016 4:17am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Oct 27, 2016 6:01am
Oct. 31 is the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. The National Cyber Security Alliance has online safety materials that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 26, 2016 9:13am
For the fifth year in a row, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Nasdaq partnered to host their Cybersecurity Summit in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct 20, 2016 6:11am
This October is the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. Here are materials for this week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 13, 2016 6:59am
Week 3 of NCSAM 2016 addresses Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime. The week will focus on the different types of online crime and offer steps consumers and businesses can take to better protect themselves.
Oct 12, 2016 5:08am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance.This month, we’re sharing resources to help you take part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month and protect your and your family's online accounts.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Aug 10, 2016 7:54am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you have a cyber-safe summer trip and navigate back-to-school shopping safely, along with recent family online safety news.
Aug 8, 2016 10:51am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 is less than two months away, and on July 28 the National Cyber Security Alliance and SANS Securing the Human cohosted a webcast to help organizations prepare for the month.
Aug 7, 2016 6:48am
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.
Jul 27, 2016 6:49am
Passcode, the Family Online Safety Institute and the Future of Privacy Forum recently hosted a discussion on kids, connected toys and devices and privacy.
Jul 12, 2016 11:06am
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter for parents from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your personal information when you’re on the go and safeguard your devices against ransomware along with recent family online safety news.
Jul 7, 2016 8:33am
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.
Jun 13, 2016 3:46pm
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you talk to your kids about privacy and protect the whole family on your summer vacation along with recent family online safety news.
May 31, 2016 8:31am
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.
May 10, 2016 8:21am
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter for parents from the National Cyber Security Alliance.This month, we’re sharing resources to help you spring-clean your digital life and keep better password habits along with recent family online safety news.
May 5, 2016 1:54pm
May 5 is World Password Day (#PasswordDay), an annual effort to encourage safe password practices. This year’s theme is multi-factor authentication (MFA) – also called two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification – which allows you to add an extra layer of security to your online activities. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed multi-factor authentication and how you can keep your online accounts safer and more secure.
May 3, 2016 6:38am
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.
Apr 25, 2016 10:24am
Microsoft and New America recently partnered to host an event on women and the cybersecurity field.
Apr 6, 2016 7:50am
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.
Mar 14, 2016 7:14am
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.
Mar 2, 2016 2:16pm
The Internet offers countless benefits and opportunities for kids, including learning, playing games, interacting with friends and family and expressing themselves. It’s important, however, for kids to understand the potential risks that come with technology use, such as privacy concerns, identity theft, cyberbullying, phishing scams and other threats. Parents, educators and community members can all take action to secure today’s online kids. Join this #ChatSTC to learn how you can start the online safety conversation with kids and help promote #CyberAware young digital citizens.
Feb 3, 2016 7:55am
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 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.
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 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.
Nov 6, 2015 9:23am
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.
Oct 9, 2015 11:51am
In support of week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission to host a webinar on Oct. 8 on creating a culture of cybersecurity at work.
Oct 9, 2015 6:52am
As we launch the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet all month long. We're making it easy to support NCSAM 2015 by providing materials for each week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 5, 2015 10:50am
Oct. 6 is the first International #2FactorTuesday, an effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the FIDO Alliance designed to raise international awareness for two-factor authentication as a means of enhancing the security of online accounts.
Oct 2, 2015 12:23pm
As we launch the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet all month long. We're making it easy to support NCSAM 2015 by providing materials for each week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Sep 30, 2015 2:17pm
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 29, 2015 9:49am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 1, and we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet all month long. We're making it easy to support NCSAM 2015 by providing materials for each week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Sep 9, 2015 1:48pm
As school goes back in session at colleges and universities around the country, if you are like most students you are thinking about new supplies and technology, class schedules, professors and friends. Something you should also consider adding to this list is privacy. Privacy isn't only about keeping things secret; it's about putting your best foot forward, only sharing information you want to share and owning your online presence. This #ChatDPD discussed t the many ways in which college students can manage their privacy as they embark on a new year.
Sep 8, 2015 6:48am
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.
Aug 27, 2015 1:41pm
Sure, nobody wants to have their identity compromised online, and businesses want to protect their employee, organizational and customer data. Additionally, there are so many articles out there about how to stay safe online, but there's still a gap between advice given and action taken. During this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we congregated to break down online safety and make it realistic and actionable.
Aug 4, 2015 7:40am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jul 21, 2015 7:02am
HIMSS recently released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. This study, which surveyed 297 individuals with cybersecurity responsibilities at healthcare organizations, gauged healthcare organizations' awareness of and readiness for cybersecurity incidents in an "era where significant security incidents are a regular occurrence."
Jul 16, 2015 2:07pm
We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat with some of the leaders in online authentication. We discussed what two-factor authentication (otherwise known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication) is, its benefits and how to enable it and the future of online authentication.
Jul 15, 2015 6:49am
The National Cyber Security Alliance conducted an interview with Mike Garcia, who recently became acting director at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office (NPO) to discuss the NSTIC NPO's work, his new role and the organization's plans moving forward.
Jul 8, 2015 1:32pm
School is out, summer is in high gear and many of us are preparing for well-deserved vacations. We hosted a #ChatDPD Twitter chat to talk about things you should know about your online safety on the go. From free airport WiFi to paying for that extra suitcase, we explored what you can do to avoid making yourself vulnerable to cybercriminals while you travel so you can focus on having a little R&R.
Jul 1, 2015 8:02am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jun 10, 2015 1:09pm
June is Internet Safety Month! Privacy and safety go hand in hand, and that's why this month's #ChatDPD focused on kids and the best ways to manage their privacy and security. We also discussed online safety tips you can share with kids.
Jun 4, 2015 1:56pm
As data breaches and cybercrimes like fraud, identity theft and phishing grow in prevalence and sophistication, it's more important than ever to be informed about cybersecurity and online safety. We celebrated Internet Safety Month (June) and Logical Operations' Cybersecurity Awareness Week (June 1-5) with a discussion of how you can take a stand against cybercrime.
Jun 2, 2015 6:58am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
May 14, 2015 6:49am
Our smartphones and tablets, along with many other everyday objects, are as powerful and connected as our PCs and laptops. We must take steps to protect the information on all of our smart devices, just like we would for our computers.
May 13, 2015 1:01pm
The Internet of Things (the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet while collecting and sharing information) is changing the way we use technology. Soon, almost any device in our homes, whether it's a phone, thermostat, refrigerator, fitness tracker or baby monitor, will be connected to the Internet. This growth in connectivity offers convenience and efficiencies but also concern for privacy and security. In this #ChatDPD, we discussed what increasingly connected homes mean for digital citizens and our privacy.
May 11, 2015 6:47am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) was thrilled to partner again with RSA Conference 2015 as an association sponsor. RSA Conference (RSAC) is the world's largest global security event, offering a comprehensive platform for sharing intelligence, sparking innovation and encouraging collaboration, with this year's philanthropic focus on keeping kids safe online. Here's a recap of NCSA's involvement in this year's conference.
May 7, 2015 12:09pm
We celebrated World Password Day (May 7) 2015 with a Twitter chat on password safety. Long, strong passwords are easier than you think. Learn how with these tips.
May 5, 2015 9:55am
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 22, 2015 11:01am
We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.
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 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 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 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 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.
Feb 5, 2015 1:12pm
Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global initiative organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. This year, SID is on February 10. Join us as we talk about online safety for #SID2015 and what you can do year-round to keep yourself and your family safer and more secure online.
Feb 2, 2015 10:50am
In honor of Data Privacy Day, NCSA and the Georgia Institute of Technology's Scheller College of Business and School of Interactive Computing held an interactive, lively and revealing conversation with leading technology and privacy experts. The discussion centered on the future of health privacy and the pioneering technologies that are changing the game.
Jan 21, 2015 12:06pm
In today's mobile, connected world, we access the Internet everywhere and from multiple devices as we work, play and travel. This chat will offer ways that you can protect your privacy on the go.
Jan 20, 2015 8:28am
The FIDO Alliance recently held a breakfast event to discuss its efforts to strengthen online authentication, its explosive growth in membership since its inception in 2012 and its recently released specifications. Additionally, the event featured a panel discussion of "the good, the bad and the ugly" of replacing passwords.
Jan 14, 2015 1:10pm
A 2014 privacy study found the most important issue for the majority of Americans is transparency: to understand how a business collects, uses and shares personal information - in conclusion, Privacy Is Good For Business. This #ChatDPD will provide tips to help business better address consumer privacy concerns and avoid privacy practices that are perceived as bad or "creepy" that can also harm your company’s reputation.
Jan 7, 2015 1:01pm
Your health, physical activity and eating habits are some of the most personal and sensitive details about you and your lifestyle. Most of us are unaware, however, of all the places our data may end up on a given day. Join us for another #ChatDPD to discover your health data's journey in our digitally-connected world and learn steps you can take to protect your privacy.
Dec 10, 2014 1:15pm
The holidays are the busiest time of year for shopping, and not just for consumers: while online sales are booming, personal information about you is being collected and shared. This chat will highlight the value of your personal information and how you can protect it this holiday shopping season.
Dec 4, 2014 7:56am
The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center and the New York University (NYU) Information Law Institute recently partnered to host a symposium on student privacy in higher education entitled "Building Privacy into Data-Driven Education." The event examined the new ethical concerns, legal questions and institutional challenges raised by the growth in use of data-driven platforms at higher education institutions.
Nov 20, 2014 1:07pm
With millions of people online and connected - from grandkids to grandparents - it's more important than ever to help one another identify the online threats that target each generation. Let's discuss what preventative steps we can take to ensure cyber safety for all.
Nov 6, 2014 1:08pm
Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust," and your organization has a role to play. To get involved today, register your organization as a DPD Champion.
Nov 3, 2014 11:14am
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently held an event at Google's Washington, DC, office to release the results of its study, Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2013. ITRC's study features a look into identity theft through the eyes of a victim, and its results provide a snapshot of the victim experience.
Oct 31, 2014 6:56am
Microsoft Safer Online's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cyber threats, and we're blogging about a different threat each day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Virus.
Oct 30, 2014 1:16pm
Learn ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft, fraud, phishing and other crimes.
Oct 30, 2014 7:21am
Microsoft Safer Online's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats, and we're blogging about a different threat each day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Spambot.
Oct 29, 2014 6:54am
Safer Online by Microsoft''s Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats, and we're blogging about a different threat every day this week. Learn about today's threat, the Phisherman.
Oct 28, 2014 5:36am
Microsoft's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats. We'll be posting a different Internet's Most Wanted character every day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Bully.
Oct 27, 2014 6:15am
Microsoft Safer Online's Internet's Most Wanted video series highlights five types of cybercriminals and threats. We'll be posting a different Internet's Most Wanted character every day this week. Learn more about today's threat, the Identity Thief.
Oct 24, 2014 1:32pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Nasdaq to close the Nasdaq market on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We also held a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, “The Business of Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned and What’s Next?,” to discuss how the threat landscape has changed over time, the lessons learned and how industries can move forward.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.