The Stay Safe Online Blog

Sep 29, 2016 9:02am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on Oct. 1, and we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all month long. The first week of NCSAM 2016 focuses on STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security.
Sep 28, 2016 2:28pm
President Obama announces a new campaign under the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ effort called Lock Down Your Login.
Sep 28, 2016 1:46pm
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.
Sep 21, 2016 7:17am
Customers appreciate a company who puts effort into keeping them safe. Customers will be more likely to frequent a business where they know they can securely transact. That is why it is vital for retailers to treat data security seriously.
Sep 13, 2016 6:10am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you improve the family tech talk along with recent family online safety news.
Sep 8, 2016 6:49am
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and its Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group, which include consumer advocates and identity theft service providers, have created a new resource – “My company’s had a data breach, now what? 7 questions to ask when considering identity theft services.”
Sep 6, 2016 1:42pm
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.
Sep 1, 2016 7:38am
Ransomware is a serious problem. That's why the Federal Trade Commission is holding a ransomware event on Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C.
Aug 29, 2016 7:19am
The phrase “ethical hacking” was first used in 1995, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. Many would argue that ethical hacking is the goal of the majority of hackers, but the current media perception is that hackers are criminals. To understand the truth a little better we need to look at the history of ethical hacking.
Aug 25, 2016 7:45am
Pokémon Go, a virtual reality mobile app, is catching on with “moveset” speed. Smartphone users are meeting up at PokéStops and “gyms” to battle it out and staying up until the wee hours to capture the rare ones. As with all mobile apps, there are risks to consider when using Pokémon Go. Here are some tips on how to minimize them.
Aug 24, 2016 5:48am
Nearly four in 10 American teens report that someone was mean or cruel to them in the digital world in the last year, and those negative comments most often stemmed from something the teens said or did, or were about their appearance, results of a new Microsoft study show.
Aug 18, 2016 1:26pm
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.
Aug 10, 2016 7:54am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you have a cyber-safe summer trip and navigate back-to-school shopping safely, along with recent family online safety news.
Aug 8, 2016 10:51am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 is less than two months away, and on July 28 the National Cyber Security Alliance and SANS Securing the Human cohosted a webcast to help organizations prepare for the month.
Aug 7, 2016 6:48am
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.
Jul 29, 2016 6:53am
If you’re a bride or groom, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind — and on your to-do list — before saying “I do.” The Federal Trade Commission is here to help with some tips for managing all of your online planning activities and accounts more safely and securely before and during the big day.
Jul 27, 2016 6:49am
Passcode, the Family Online Safety Institute and the Future of Privacy Forum recently hosted a discussion on kids, connected toys and devices and privacy.
Jul 14, 2016 1:06pm
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.
Jul 12, 2016 11:06am
#CyberAware is a new monthly newsletter for parents from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your personal information when you’re on the go and safeguard your devices against ransomware along with recent family online safety news.
Jul 7, 2016 8:33am
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.

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