The Stay Safe Online Blog

Nov 6, 2013 9:00am
Every year on or around January 28, companies, nonprofits, schools and government agencies celebrate Data Privacy Day (DPD) by educating employees, customers and constituents about privacy. I hope you'll join us in recognizing Data Privacy Day in 2014. Now is the time to start planning how to make the most of DPD and show your commitment to respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Oct 31, 2013 5:32pm
Regardless of industry or sector, corporations and other organizations of all sizes must assess and mitigate risks associated with network vulnerabilities arising from cybercrime, cyber espionage or the inadvertent loss of data, says Joseph V. DeMarco, partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP.
Oct 31, 2013 2:10pm
For the fifth and final #ChatSTC of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. convened public and private sector partners in securing our critical infrastructure to discuss these essential networks and how to protect them.
Oct 31, 2013 8:15am
Tom Flynn, Vice President, Identity and Access Security, at Gemalto North America shares a new infographic naming the top five threats facing eBanking in the United States, but most importantly, the four tips the public should follow to thwart them.
Oct 26, 2013 12:00pm
In his opening keynote presentation at the Michigan Cyber Summit on Oct. 25, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues facing government and industry officials - how to enhance the coordinated sharing of information about known cyber threats, especially attacks that have resulted in actual disruption or data loss.
Oct 25, 2013 6:30am
In recognition of the fourth week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month's focus on cybercrime, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a Twitter Chat discussing ways to foil cybercriminals' attempts and what to do if you become a victim. This is an edited transcript for brevity and clarity.
Oct 21, 2013 1:25pm
You should not hire "generic good workers" for your security defense, argue Eric Brown and William Yarberry. Instead, ask yourself the following questions when looking for security leadership.
Oct 17, 2013 1:00pm
For the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a #ChatSTC with AT&T, iKeepSafe, Microsoft and Visa to provide educational resources that help youth become good online citizens, and discuss ways to pique their interest in cybersecurity related careers.
Oct 14, 2013 9:20am
The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this week is Education - raising good online citizens, fostering an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields and advancing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Oct 10, 2013 2:02pm
In recognition of the second weekly theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. held a chat with the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal Security, which co-released a new online safety this week, along with AT&T, McAfee, Public Safety Canada, and others.
Oct 7, 2013 8:14am
The second theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security -- begins today. Whether you are shopping on your tablet at the coffee shop or checking email at the airport, learn how you can keep your devices, and the personal information they carry, secure no matter where you connect to the Internet.
Oct 3, 2013 4:27pm
As STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Cyber Security Alliance and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in keeping people safe and secure online, and what we need to achieve in the decade ahead.
Oct 1, 2013 9:20am
Today is a special day for the National Cyber Security Alliance. It's the kickoff of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of this awareness initiative! We have a month filled with events, social media activities, online safety tips, resources, and collateral to share with you.
Sep 30, 2013 5:00am
First launched in 2004 as a broad effort by government and industry to help all Americans stay safe and secure online, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) commemorates its 10th anniversary this October.
Sep 27, 2013 5:00am
We're hoping to make the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (that's #ncsam to all of you on Twitter, Facebook and Google+) the most social yet!
Sep 25, 2013 1:28pm
Linda McCarthy, author of the new ebook "Digital Drama," joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., iKeepSafe, Microsoft, and other guests to discuss online safety for teens and parents.
Sep 19, 2013 1:30pm
How are the National Cyber Security Alliance, its industry partners and the public preparing to make the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month the best ever? STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a chat to help others learn how they could get involved in raising cybersecurity awareness this October.
Sep 4, 2013 12:21pm
Armor for Android security researcher James Green breaks down the mobile threat landscape to Android OS and importance of updates to protect your device from infection.
Sep 3, 2013 12:28pm
Tiffany Barrett, program manager of Data Privacy Day, highlights "Stop. Think. Is this TMI?", a new campaign by NCSA board member company Intel designed to encourage users to not overshare personal information online.
Aug 8, 2013 2:41pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Microsoft Privacy, Intel, and Data Privacy Day discussed good data stewardship and privacy practices for your organization or business. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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