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Tax Day is only a month away, and the filing deadline will be here before you know it. With tax identity theft on the rise, this busy online timeframe is prime for cyber thieves and their devious online scams. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can better spot cyber tricks this tax season, the steps you can take to proactively protect your information and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
You may know what your kids should be doing to be safer online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a wa ythat resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSAConference for a conversation about best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-on connected world, or theInternet of Me. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.
Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!
Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.
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.
#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Usernames and Passwords Are Not Enough to Secure Your Online Accounts – #LockDownURlogin
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.
Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.
The summer travel season is upon us, and many of us take our connected devices – whether work or personal – with us on vacation. There are pros and cons to this constant connectivity, and some opt to use vacations as a time to unplug from their digital lives. This #ChatSTC chat discussed how our always-on world can impact our travel experience and share tips for having a safe, enjoyable and #CyberAware summer vacation.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. asks TeleSign questions about their new report: Beyond the Password: The Future of Account Security. They also share tips and best practices for keeping your online accounts safe and secure.
June is Internet Safety Month, and it’s also the heart of wedding season. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how couples can practice good online safety through every step of the wedding-planning process and how their guests can be cyber-smart, too.
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.
Each October, you may take extra steps to improve your cybersecurity, online safety and privacy in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). However, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind you of the importance of cleaning up your cyber clutter in the spring, too, as part of your spring cleaning routine. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed ways you can get a fresh start with your online life this spring.
When we think of cybercrime, we often think of strangers who we will never meet online, identity theft and financial fraud. What we may not typically consider is that survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse and other violent crimes may also be vulnerable to stolen personal information used to conduct cybercrime.
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.
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.
Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we discussed our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day.
All businesses face cybersecurity challenges, which means that proactively protecting organizational assets, employees and consumers must be a priority for every business. Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about what any business can do to strengthen its cybersecurity posture. This #ChatSTC chat highlighted ways that business leaders can protect their organizations, their employees and consumers' data and how businesses can prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a great reminder for us all to check our own online security. Oct. 6, 2015, marks the firstInternational #2FATuesday (#2FactorTuesday). The National Cyber SecurityAlliance (NCSA), the FIDO Alliance, Google, the National Strategy for TrustedIdentities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and other experts gathered on a Twitter chat to encourage the world to get two steps ahead by turning on 2-factor authentication.
October 1 marks the start of NationalCyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 and five years of STOP. THINK.CONNECT., the global online safety awareness campaign. We kicked off NCSAM by sharing key online safety concepts to help everyone be #CyberAware and calling on the international community to join the conversation on how we can work together to create a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet for everyone.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 is only two weeks away, and consumers, businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and government organizations can all play a role in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we’ll discuss what #CyberAware Month is all about, what's coming up this October and how you can learn more and get involved.
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.
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.
Our carbon footprint impacts greatly on the environment; only, we don't realize it until we actually see the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and animals dying out. The same goes for our digital footprint: until we can see the damage we're potentially placing on our own security, we won't know where we're going wrong. With greenhouse emissions expected to be cut by at least 29 percent between now and 2020, the question is, can we do the same for cybercrime? If we all follow these simple steps, it's possible.
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.
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.
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.
We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.
Learn easy ways to secure your online accounts and make them practically unhackable.
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.
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.
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.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., which urges us to stop and think before we go online, is the perfect theme for NCSA’s cybersecurity education and awareness program, and the good news is that a little thinking goes a long way in keeping you safe.
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.
The National Cyber Security Alliance, RSA Conference, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Microsoft, McAfee, Juniper Security and others discussed public-private efforts to promote online safety education and resources, live from the RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.'s first #ChatSTC of 2014 covered helpful online safety tips to start the new year, and discussed changes to gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains with the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also a time of increased opportunity for cybercrime. Intel, McAfee and others joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss how to protect our digital lives during holiday season, as we travel, shop online, and unwrap newly gifted devices.
Linda McCarthy, author of the new ebook "Digital Drama," joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., iKeepSafe, Microsoft, and other guests to discuss online safety for teens and parents.
How are the National Cyber Security Alliance, its industry partners and the public preparing to make the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month the best ever? STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a chat to help others learn how they could get involved in raising cybersecurity awareness this October.
Sometimes, we overshare online, which could leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes. Guests from Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, Visa and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security helped share tips on how to protect your personal information and avoid "online TMI." The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Consumers League, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FCC, McAfee and other guests discussed ways to use the Internet and mobile devices safely and securely during the summer travel season. This is a partial transcript edited for clarity and brevity.
Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops and other public places may seem like an added perk and are convenient, but they’re often not secure and can leave you at risk.
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.
Seniors are embracing the Internet in greater numbers each year. In recognition of Internet Safety Month, here are some online safety tips for older Americans from STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cybersecurity education and awareness campaign.
Schools are letting out for the summer and that means kids will have more time to be online and using mobile devices. ConnectSafely, McAfee, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
The LGBT Technology Partnership, Microsoft and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips for LGBT communities in honor of Internet Safety Month and LGBT Pride Month. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Visa Security, the Consumer Federation of America and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and other guests on Twitter for a chat about phishing attacks, one of the leading causes of hacked accounts and identity theft.
Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
Identity protection firm CSID and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat to discuss how parents can combat a growing but relatively underreported cybercrime: child identity theft.
Digital industry leaders from RSA, Microsoft, AT&T and others answered questions about information security issues during a Twitter Chat from the RSA Conference in San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://stopthinkconnect.org/get-involved/twitter-chats/
Bobbie Stempfley, acting assistant secretary for cybersecurity & communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discussed cybersecurity workforce development, the importance of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, and online safety and security issues from the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The Manti Te'o scandal raises important questions about online reputation, privacy, and creating relationships online.
We recently joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and Family Friendly Video Games and other guests to discuss video game safety information, tips and other resources for parents who are giving games this holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., McAfee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests to discuss tips for safe online shopping ahead of Cyber Monday and the holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
While the primary concern is always being able to provide shelter and food for you and your loved ones during severe weather, it is also important to have a plan in place for when your technology devices stop working.
Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
What better way to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with our new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters and videos?