The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 1, 2016 6:10am
Just like death and taxes, the DDoS threat has reached the level of “unavoidable fact” for the day-to-day of digital businesses and operators. As an industry, the tech sector needs to take this challenge very seriously.
Nov 30, 2016 11:09am
With the shopping season well underway, hackers are cooking up schemes to secure their own holiday cheer. Don’t get too caught up in the holiday frenzy and ignore these basic security guidelines while you shop online.
Nov 29, 2016 4:39am
Guest author Chad Fisher addresses the security concerns associated with online shopping this season by discussing a baby boomer's shopping habits, concerns and safety precautions.
Nov 23, 2016 6:28am
NCSA encourages everyone to take key steps for shopping safely and securely online this season.
Nov 23, 2016 6:21am
Do these 5 things to protect your customers’ data before Small Business Saturday.
Nov 7, 2016 10:29am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your smart devices at home and on the go and talk to your kids about cybersecurity careers along with recent online safety news.
Nov 7, 2016 5:35am
Hacking has become not just a worry but a constant, tangible threat to people, companies and governments. But one area of hacking that had not hit the public consciousness until very recently is the very real potential of car hacking.
Nov 7, 2016 4:17am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Nov 4, 2016 8:55am
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.
Nov 3, 2016 1:09pm
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month begins in November. This chat discussed the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
Nov 2, 2016 4:32am
The 2016 U.S. presidential election is a global phenomenon, but candidates aren’t the only ones vying to connect with the people. Behind the scenes, stealthy cybercriminals are immersing themselves in the political banter, gathering information and intel to drive their own agendas.
Oct 31, 2016 6:17am
As the lines between the human and technology continue to blur, we are impacted by a growing ecosystem of third parties – many of whom we do not even realize are touching us. This third-party ecosystem offers both an opportunity and risk to the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.
Oct 28, 2016 6:49am
The framework provided by the Center for Media Literacy presents educators and students with a way for understanding how systematic companies are with obtaining information and how we as consumers need to be responsible participants in this ongoing dynamic. The five key concepts and questions of authorship, format, audience, content and purpose are gateways for a broader discussion on mediated environments.
Oct 28, 2016 6:40am
“Apptitude” isn’t just about being able to use technology; it’s also about knowing how to use it responsibly.
Oct 27, 2016 1:54pm
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow.
Oct 27, 2016 6:01am
Oct. 31 is the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. The National Cyber Security Alliance has online safety materials that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 26, 2016 9:13am
For the fifth year in a row, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Nasdaq partnered to host their Cybersecurity Summit in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct 26, 2016 6:30am
As customers balance the increasing need to use connected devices with the risks of losing touch with where their personal information is going, they will have a harder and harder time determining where to draw the line between protection and enablement of our technology-driven, day-to-day lives. It's a company's responsibility to protect customer information with adequate security and privacy measures.
Oct 25, 2016 6:36am
The proliferation of connected devices is staggering. As the use of these connected devices in our everyday lives continues to increase, it’s important that we all understand the potential security risks associated with our connected lives and how to better protect ourselves and our families against these potential threats.
Oct 25, 2016 6:25am
With predictions putting the number of connected devices somewhere between 28 billion to more than 50 billion by 2020, now is the time to educate and eradicate security issues.

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