The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 18, 2014 10:55am
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.
Dec 18, 2014 5:53am
The movie Big HIPAA 6 is about a robot that can scan humans, discovering everything from small scratches and bumps to the amount of serotonin in your body at the moment. That got me thinking about the implications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or other privacy concerns that come with this technology.
Dec 17, 2014 6:54am
It's important to educate yourself and practice the best habits to keep your data secure. Learn more about cookies and how you can protect your personal information.
Dec 16, 2014 6:53am
The beginnings of Chris "Biggie Smalls" Wallace can be traced to the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The neighborhood is only 9 miles away from the new data-driven Madison Avenue as the crow flies - but they're worlds apart in terms of culture. Still, Big Poppa and Big Data have more in common than you might think.
Dec 11, 2014 11:38am
The folks at Dictionary.com chose "privacy" as their word of the year in 2013. It was a long journey to that distinction, during which it inexorably became the engine driving more companies than not. Privacy is the consumer-consequence manifestation of big data, which increasingly shapes approaches to marketing, product development and a vast array of services. In short, privacy has become a price of consumption.
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 10, 2014 6:35am
The Internet is a big place where it's possible to come in contact with all sorts of people, many of them only looking out for their own interests. Fortunately, there is a good deal of technology devoted to making it possible for kids to surf, play games and shop for toys when the proper controls are in place. Here are some easy ways to give your kids safe access to the Internet.
Dec 9, 2014 5:25am
There is a golden rule of customer data: you are responsible for all customer data that you request. Using this as a guideline, check out these best practices for taking care of customer data.
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.
Dec 2, 2014 8:47am
Privacy as a relevant everyday concept has been pushing its way into the mainstream, and the events of the last couple of years have accelerated that trend. It's unfamiliar territory for us - is privacy trendy?

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