The Stay Safe Online Blog

Oct 2, 2015 6:44am
Many businesses have intensified their focus on improved technology to strengthen IT security. However, machine-based security is only part of the picture. Here is how security-aware businesses can implement three considerations to better safeguard their information.
Oct 1, 2015 4:33pm
October 1 marks the start of NationalCyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 and five years of STOP. THINK.CONNECT., the global online safety awareness campaign. We kicked off NCSAM by sharing key online safety concepts to help everyone be #CyberAware and calling on the international community to join the conversation on how we can work together to create a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet for everyone.
Oct 1, 2015 8:14am
October 1 marks the first day of the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort among government organizations, businesses of all sizes, educational institutions, nonprofits and consumers to ensure everyone has the resources they need to be safe online.
Sep 30, 2015 2:17pm
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 29, 2015 9:49am
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 1, and we hope you'll participate by helping promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet all month long. We're making it easy to support NCSAM 2015 by providing materials for each week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Sep 29, 2015 7:29am
If you’ve used an email provider in the past few years, you may have been asked to provide a phone number to help verify your account. As we start to conduct more and more of our everyday tasks online, like paying bills and shopping, it has become increasingly important for many web providers to verify your identity and prevent others from abusing your account. Your phone number is one of the easiest ways to verify your identity with an online service provider.
Sep 25, 2015 7:20am
There's no excuse for not taking web security seriously, especially during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which officially kicks off on October 1. If you and your online business are ready to take the next step in cybersecurity, check out these five website security recommendations for any company.
Sep 22, 2015 8:10am
Are we doing all we should to educate ourselves and our children about how to be safe online? The best step in the right direction is to mark your calendar for every day in October and get ready to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Sep 17, 2015 12:20pm
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 is only two weeks away, and consumers, businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and government organizations can all play a role in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we’ll discuss what #CyberAware Month is all about, what's coming up this October and how you can learn more and get involved.
Sep 16, 2015 6:38am
There are only two weeks until the 12th annual NCSAM, and NCSA and our partners around the world are gearing up for a large-scale effort to grow digital citizens' awareness of the steps they can take to protect themselves and others online.
Sep 9, 2015 1:48pm
As school goes back in session at colleges and universities around the country, if you are like most students you are thinking about new supplies and technology, class schedules, professors and friends. Something you should also consider adding to this list is privacy. Privacy isn't only about keeping things secret; it's about putting your best foot forward, only sharing information you want to share and owning your online presence. This #ChatDPD discussed t the many ways in which college students can manage their privacy as they embark on a new year.
Sep 8, 2015 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.
Aug 27, 2015 1:41pm
Sure, nobody wants to have their identity compromised online, and businesses want to protect their employee, organizational and customer data. Additionally, there are so many articles out there about how to stay safe online, but there's still a gap between advice given and action taken. During this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we congregated to break down online safety and make it realistic and actionable.
Aug 12, 2015 8:22am
Our mission at NCSA is to educate and empower a digital society and use the Internet more safely and securely, which is why we are happy to recognize AT&T's new Digital You campaign. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we are thrilled to have AT&T as a board member company and partner in promoting a more trusted Internet.
Aug 11, 2015 7:00am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, welcomes Andy Steingruebl to its Board of Directors. Andy is PayPal's Director of Product and Ecosystem Security.
Aug 4, 2015 7:40am
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.
Jul 21, 2015 7:02am
HIMSS recently released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. This study, which surveyed 297 individuals with cybersecurity responsibilities at healthcare organizations, gauged healthcare organizations' awareness of and readiness for cybersecurity incidents in an "era where significant security incidents are a regular occurrence."
Jul 16, 2015 2:07pm
We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat with some of the leaders in online authentication. We discussed what two-factor authentication (otherwise known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication) is, its benefits and how to enable it and the future of online authentication.
Jul 15, 2015 6:49am
The National Cyber Security Alliance conducted an interview with Mike Garcia, who recently became acting director at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office (NPO) to discuss the NSTIC NPO's work, his new role and the organization's plans moving forward.
Jul 14, 2015 8:04am
Phishing scams are becoming more dangerous and effective than ever. The ZapFraud team discusses ways to protect yourself and others against these dangerous, targeted attacks.

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