The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jun 28, 2016 6:32am
No matter how familiar American youth are with the Internet, there’s one aspect of digital living that might have escaped their expertise: privacy. To help empower the next generation to think critically about how the use the Web, ExpressVPN has created the Future of Privacy Scholarship.
Jun 20, 2016 6:53am
An organization can eliminate or at least reduce its cybersecurity blind spot by using a formal, structured process for engaging technology solution vendors.
Jun 15, 2016 12:26pm
To help you recognize and avoid imposter scams, the Federal Trade Commission has four new videos on IRS imposters, tech support schemers, online dating con artists and “grandkid” scammers.
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.
Jun 13, 2016 6:23am
In today’s technological world, hacking has become a major concern for businesses, governments and other organizations. This is why it’s essential for you to protect your network from hackers and the malicious programs they create.
Jun 9, 2016 1:12pm
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.
Jun 9, 2016 5:49am
Have you noticed your child glued to his or her smartphone? Do you ever wonder what they could possibly be spending so much time on? The short answer: apps. Here’s what parents need to know.
Jun 7, 2016 7:25am
Did you know that your website's security can impact its search engine optimization (SEO)? Here are three ways to protect and maintain your SEO using web security.
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 25, 2016 7:36am
Anyone can be a victim of hacking, and unfortunately there is no guaranteed way to prevent it. However, following safety best practices and implementing security protocols can help keep your children and their information safe from online predators.
May 17, 2016 5:59am
Tokenization is one critical technology that has enhanced payment security for merchants, customers and financial institutions. Here’s critical information to know about tokenization and how it can minimize your risk of a security breach.
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 6, 2016 5:24am
The National Cyber Security Alliance consulted its privacy advisory committee about the need for more research on privacy. Our committee members identified two youth-focused topics that deserve more attention – privacy education in schools and the privacy implications of new connected toys.
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 5, 2016 7:25am
How often have you heard that you should change your passwords regularly, like every 30, 60 or 90 days? Maybe at least once every six months? Well, here’s some good news for you: doing so doesn't improve security.
May 5, 2016 7:09am
Every time your organization wants to add a new behavior, first ask why.
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.
May 2, 2016 6:10am
During the week of May 1-6, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will recognize and honor the critical and life-altering contributions of America’s mom and pop shops, manufacturing enterprises, Main Street retailers and entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week.
Apr 25, 2016 10:24am
Microsoft and New America recently partnered to host an event on women and the cybersecurity field.
Apr 19, 2016 7:40am
It's important to take safety precautions when using e-commerce websites so that you can shop online with confidence.

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