The Stay Safe Online Blog

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 new 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.
Jul 5, 2016 12:46pm
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.
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.

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