In an effort to examine internet users’ behaviors toward and interactions with others, Microsoft recently developed the Digital Civility Index (DCI). We spoke with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety office, to learn more about the index and Microsoft’s work in promoting digital civility globally.
Q&A with Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer: Increasing the Value of Business Data – While Protecting Information Privacy
With Data Privacy Day coming up on Jan. 28, there’s no better time to assess the impactful role data plays in modern business – and the challenges we face in data protection.
Unfortunately, even the most low-tech tax scam can cause lasting and expensive damage. Here are some tips for avoiding scams this tax season.
NCSA encourages everyone to take key steps for shopping safely and securely online this season.
Like the theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, protecting small businesses is a shared responsibility between the businesses and government. Government plays a dual role as an educator and if need be an enforcer.
As the Internet of Things grows, it’s important to think about the personal information you are providing to the devices you have now and the ones you might adopt in the future and how that information is collected, managed and stored.
Cybercrime Takes Many Forms – Learn About Prevention and Recovery This National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Although we typically talk about things like phishing and tech support scams, ransomware, identity theft and fraud and corporate data breaches when we think about cybercrime, there are online implications of a variety of other crimes.
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.
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.
White House and the National Cyber Security Alliance Launch “Lock Down Your Login”, a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Initiative
President Obama announces a new campaign under the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ effort called Lock Down Your Login.
On Feb. 9, 2016, President Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). This plan specifically called for a new national cybersecurity awareness plan that will build off the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.
Jan. 28 was the ninth annual Data Privacy Day (DPD). Thank you to everyone who supported DPD and helping us draw awareness to the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Check out some highlights here.
NCSA Board of Directors, Partner Organizations and Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month Highlights
NCSAM would not have been so brilliantly successful in 2015 if it wasn't for the efforts and dedication of our Board, Partners and Champions. In this blog, we take a look back at what they did last October.
The National Cyber Security Alliance is thrilled to share the 2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month successes.
To coincide with the ninth Data Privacy Day, NCSA and TRUSTe released the U.S. Consumer Privacy Index 2016, which reveals the extent of current consumer privacy concerns.
Not having enough professionals in the cyber workforce poses risks to both our national security and economy. It is essential that young people graduate from schools prepared to enter the workforce and adulthood using technology safely, securely, ethically and productively.
It's week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is all about Your Evolving Digital Life. This week we'll highlight where we were, where we are today and how we can keep our digital lives safer and more secure with emerging technology.
Today, we are all digital citizens and need a strong knowledge base and skills to safely navigate our always-connected world. This week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we're sharing simple ways we can protect ourselves and those around us and what to do if impacted by a breach or cybercrime.
Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 is underway, and this week we're focusing on creating a culture of cybersecurity at work. Cybersecurity must become a priority for every business and industry, and companies need to proactively protect their most vital assets, employees and customers.
October 1 marks the first day of the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort among government organizations, businesses of all sizes, educational institutions, nonprofits and consumers to ensure everyone has the resources they need to be safe online.
There are only two weeks until the 12th annual NCSAM, and NCSA and our partners around the world are gearing up for a large-scale effort to grow digital citizens' awareness of the steps they can take to protect themselves and others online.
Our mission at NCSA is to educate and empower a digital society and use the Internet more safely and securely, which is why we are happy to recognize AT&T's new Digital You campaign. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we are thrilled to have AT&T as a board member company and partner in promoting a more trusted Internet.
New Intel Security "Cyber Parenting" Study Sheds Light on Kids' Online Lives and Parents' Attitudes Toward Internet Safety
Coinciding with Internet Safety Month, this June Intel Security (an NCSA Board member company) released findings from its new study, "The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online," which examined both parents' concerns and the behaviors of American pre-teens and teenagers online and on social media.
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.
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?
EDUCAUSE and the higher education community were active participants in NCSAM 2014. Colleges and universities have continued to offer fun, creative cybersecurity and online safety activities and events for students, faculty, staff and their local communities. Here are a few highlights.
Learn how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) participated in National Cyber Security Awareness Month this year and get some examples of how your organization can get involved in 2015.
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)!
This Tuesday, February 11th, is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide awareness effort to make the Internet a safer place and to harness the power of the Internet for good.
"For those who would frame data privacy as the individual-versus-corporations or individual-versus-government, there are more constructive approaches to protecting privacy than adversarial ones," writes NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser on the annual observation of Data Privacy Day. "And that's why the theme of Data Privacy Day is Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust."
Today, Target announced that has NCSA joined a coalition Target is creating with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to initiate an education campaign to help people stay safer online.
There is probably no technology that has changed the way we stay connected more profoundly and completely than the rise of the mobile Internet. As we move forward with our education and awareness efforts to make Internet users – and by extension, the Internet as a whole – safer and more secure, we’re paying particular attention to the powerful computing devices that so many of us carry in our pockets.
NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser discusses why summertime is the right time to improve online safety behavior through the national cybersecurity education campaign, STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
At NCSA, we want to make sure that you and your family do all they can to transition into a safer and more secure summer online. We're celebrating Internet Safety Month with two Twitter chats and by encouraging everyone to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
We're excited to announce that we'll be working with the LGBT Technology Partnership to encourage greater awareness about online safety issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender communities.
The Safer Online Teen Challenge is a contest where teens can teach others how to stay safer online by creating a song, video, skit or other original work.
Today is the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). It will take some time to crunch all the numbers and capture the full picture of everything that took place but I sense that this was the best NCSAM ever. At the National Cyber Security Alliance, we are thankful for all the efforts everyone takes to make people aware of how stay safe online. At its core, NCSAM is an organic, grass roots effort.
Bullying is a persistent and dangerous challenge in both the physical and digital worlds.
The funds are in recognition of the center’s role in tracking international criminals behind the social-media botnet Koobface as well as other spammers.
We all need to do our part to make the Internet safer and more secure. But what is your part?
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
A lot has been written in the last couple of days about the Consumer Reports study on Facebook (Facebook is an NCSA Board Member company) users use of privacy settings.
Last month, we ended National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a landmark event. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to formally institute and promote cyber security education programs in K-12 schools, higher education, and career and technical education environments nationwide.
Is your computer set to automatically check for software and security updates? Do you type your name in search engines to see what personal information is online? Have you customized your security and personal information settings on social networks?
President Obama today proclaimed October National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Today, the Department of Commerce released a study about the gender gap of women in STEM careers.
Google reveals that a phishing campaign directed at Gmail users originates out of China and offers protection advice
Of course it's not surprising that the bad guys would go after Gmail accounts. Any pathway to personal information is a target for cybercriminals in their malicious attempts to exploit personal information for monetary or other gain.
Mayor Bloomberg has noble intentions in making New York City the world's highest-ranking digital city and with the recent release of, “Road Map for the Digital City: Achieving New York City's Digital Future,” he underscored this goal even further.