National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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 24, 2014 10:13am
Running a small business is risky, but ignoring the cybersecurity of the business is even riskier. With so much at stake, it behooves a small business owner to guard the company's assets as much as possible.
Oct 24, 2014 6:38am
Smaller businesses can do much to minimize their cyber threat risks. Learn the steps SMBs can take to lower their risks of being targeted by cybercriminals.
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 21, 2014 7:50am
Guest blogger Katie Hurst discusses how National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Champion organization OpenSesame is celebrating NCSAM and staying safe online every day.
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 14, 2014 7:21am
Through simple behavioral and technological changes, individuals can greatly reduce their exposure to cyber threats. This National Cyber Security Awareness Month, our guest blogger from RoboForm is celebrating by providing online safety tools and tips.
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 16, 2014 8:21am
The new school year is in full swing and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is around the corner. What better time to talk to the kids in your life about online safety. Many of our readers are doing just that — and using Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online as the basis for the conversation.
Nov 19, 2013 12:00pm
One of my favorite NCSAM events was our STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Online Safety School Assembly, which took place at the Gertz-Ressler High School in Los Angeles during our Cyber Education and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders-themed week.
Oct 31, 2013 2:10pm
For the fifth and final #ChatSTC of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. convened public and private sector partners in securing our critical infrastructure to discuss these essential networks and how to protect them.
Oct 31, 2013 8:15am
Tom Flynn, Vice President, Identity and Access Security, at Gemalto North America shares a new infographic naming the top five threats facing eBanking in the United States, but most importantly, the four tips the public should follow to thwart them.
Oct 26, 2013 12:00pm
In his opening keynote presentation at the Michigan Cyber Summit on Oct. 25, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues facing government and industry officials - how to enhance the coordinated sharing of information about known cyber threats, especially attacks that have resulted in actual disruption or data loss.
Oct 25, 2013 6:30am
In recognition of the fourth week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month's focus on cybercrime, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a Twitter Chat discussing ways to foil cybercriminals' attempts and what to do if you become a victim. This is an edited transcript for brevity and clarity.
Oct 17, 2013 1:00pm
For the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a #ChatSTC with AT&T, iKeepSafe, Microsoft and Visa to provide educational resources that help youth become good online citizens, and discuss ways to pique their interest in cybersecurity related careers.
Oct 14, 2013 9:20am
The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this week is Education - raising good online citizens, fostering an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields and advancing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Oct 10, 2013 2:02pm
In recognition of the second weekly theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. held a chat with the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal Security, which co-released a new online safety this week, along with AT&T, McAfee, Public Safety Canada, and others.
Oct 7, 2013 8:14am
The second theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security -- begins today. Whether you are shopping on your tablet at the coffee shop or checking email at the airport, learn how you can keep your devices, and the personal information they carry, secure no matter where you connect to the Internet.
Oct 3, 2013 4:27pm
As STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Cyber Security Alliance and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in keeping people safe and secure online, and what we need to achieve in the decade ahead.
Oct 1, 2013 9:20am
Today is a special day for the National Cyber Security Alliance. It's the kickoff of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of this awareness initiative! We have a month filled with events, social media activities, online safety tips, resources, and collateral to share with you.
Sep 30, 2013 5:00am
First launched in 2004 as a broad effort by government and industry to help all Americans stay safe and secure online, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) commemorates its 10th anniversary this October.
Sep 27, 2013 5:00am
We're hoping to make the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (that's #ncsam to all of you on Twitter, Facebook and Google+) the most social yet!
Oct 31, 2012 7:46am
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.
Oct 29, 2012 8:00am
In addition to supporting this ­National Cyber Security Alliance campaign and showing our commitment to cybersecurity through our involvement with the Champions program, miiCard is using this month to remind our members how to keep safe in their different online activities from shopping, social and dating to banking.
Oct 25, 2012 1:55pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., Microsoft, AT&T, iKeepSafe & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a Twitter chat to discuss cybersecurity education efforts and raising good digital citizens. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
Oct 23, 2012 12:08pm
Bullying is a persistent and dangerous challenge in both the physical and digital worlds.
Oct 22, 2012 2:44am
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.
Oct 18, 2012 1:41pm
We recently partnered with Symantec, Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Communications Commission and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat to discuss small business online safety during #ncsam . Here's a partial transcript of the chat:
Oct 11, 2012 2:20pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., Visa, The Identity Theft Resource Center, the Washington State Patrol and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to discuss cybercrime and ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Her e is a partial transcript of the chat:
Oct 9, 2012 11:50am
This year, we’re making a bigger push to be more, well… social with you and get the word out about National Cyber Security Awareness Month (that’s #ncsam to all of you on Twitter) via our social media channels.
Oct 2, 2012 5:05am
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Our 2012 #NCSAM Kickoff Blog includes tweets from our National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launch Event in Omaha, and Twitter & Facebook posts from throughout the day.
Sep 28, 2012 10:48am
We all need to do our part to make the Internet safer and more secure. But what is your part?
Sep 20, 2012 3:31pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and the MS-ISAC/Center for Internet Security for a Twitter chat about National Cyber Security Awareness Month and tell people how they can get involved. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
Oct 5, 2011 7:46am
We're kicking off National Cyber Security Awareness Month by live blogging from our launch event in Michigan.
Oct 3, 2011 10:45am
President Obama today proclaimed October National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Sep 23, 2011 4:42pm
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has launched a national Cyber Security Pledge campaign to encourage citizens to declare their commitment to using good practices for staying safe on the Internet.