The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 17, 2015 1:46pm
2016 is fast approaching, and with the new year comes self reflection and the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to ensure a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. As you make your New Year's resolutions to improve your offline life, it's a good time to set goals for protecting your online one as well. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss setting digital resolutions for the year ahead and how online safety, privacy and security can factor in to your 2016 goals.
Dec 17, 2015 6:37am
Cybercriminals have have gravitated toward exploiting any vulnerabilities found on websites; however, there are ways that you can help protect yourself from data leakage attempts. Here are four common types of data attacks and how to mitigate them.
Dec 4, 2015 11:16am
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.
Dec 4, 2015 8:12am
For all their virtual achievements, gamers aren't exactly feted for their real-life usefulness; however, the gaming community is proving supremely valuable in the world of technology. The lack of cybersecurity talent to protect us is a real concern, and some are turning to video games to plug the skills gap.
Dec 3, 2015 8:35am
New research from TRUSTe sheds light on how aware companies are of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the preparations they're making.
Dec 1, 2015 11:33am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 was an unprecedented success. We'd love to hear about your organization's efforts during the month.
Dec 1, 2015 7:02am
Travelers recently released findings from its annual Consumer Risk Index, which measures Americans' risk preparedness. NCSA conducted an interview with Tim Francis, enterprise lead for cyber insurance at Travelers, to discuss the survey and what consumers and businesses can do to protect themselves and their information.
Nov 20, 2015 6:55am
Increase your awareness of the most common cybersecurity threats in the workplace, and you will actively help put an end to the basic tricks hackers have been successfully using for years.
Nov 19, 2015 1:24pm
As the holiday season approaches, many of us are traveling, buying holiday gifts and visiting with friends and family. It's important to keep online safety and privacy in mind as you book travel, head out on the road and do your holiday shopping. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat highlighted ways you can protect yourself and your information and make online safety part of the family conversation this holiday season.
Nov 18, 2015 9:29am
From the "like" you gave your friends on their politically charged social media posts to the location you shared on apps, everything that you voluntarily share online is fair game for data mining. Your personal information has value, just like money.
Nov 16, 2015 5:00am
Mark your calendars for Jan. 28, 2016: it's Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. One way you can join the 2016 effort is by becoming a DPD Champion.
Nov 13, 2015 7:29am
Just as one man's trash can be another man's treasure, one person's creepy can be another person's helpful. As Data Privacy Day gets closer, it's a good time to brush up on your privacy know-how and the importance of protecting personal information.
Nov 6, 2015 9:23am
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.
Nov 2, 2015 6:42am
Many be unaware of the importance of privacy and protecting your personal information in helping to avoid having your identity stolen. Our guest blogger shares a few tips for protecting yourself from hackers and cybercriminals.
Oct 30, 2015 10:00am
Connected devices are fast becoming a dime a dozen. From cars to cameras to watches, the Internet of Things (IoT) presents amazing new opportunities while introducing additional security challenges. Ultimately, proper attention to security is one of the best ways an enterprise can best serve its customers.
Oct 30, 2015 9:24am
Kids need to understand both the risks and benefits of cyber technology, so that they can build it far beyond our imagination in the future, just like how the Internet's founders built the foundation for what we have now.
Oct 30, 2015 9:05am
Today cybersecurity is one of the most important fields in technology and yet, despite its importance, many women and professionals of color are largely unaware that this career opportunity exists.
Oct 30, 2015 8:10am
62 percent of organizations worldwide need more cybersecurity professionals at a time when the global cybersecurity talent gap is widening. Employers are looking towards young adults, a generation raised behind a keyboard, as a prime piece of the solution.
Oct 29, 2015 2:07pm
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, it's a great time to think about the future of jobs in the cybersecurity field. Week 5 of NCSAM is about cybersecurity education and career opportunities. In this #ChatSTC chat, we talked about what it means to be a cyber professional, shared tips for students and professionals looking to get into the cybersecurity field and discussed how young people can prepare to join the cybersecurity workforce.
Oct 29, 2015 10:02am
Security training should foster not only the desire but also the ability to practice safe computing. Training experiences should reach beyond awareness to help users develop real skills that will help them to be cyber-safe.

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