The Stay Safe Online Blog

Oct 9, 2012 11:50am
This year, we’re making a bigger push to be more, well… social with you and get the word out about National Cyber Security Awareness Month (that’s #ncsam to all of you on Twitter) via our social media channels.
Oct 4, 2012 12:22pm
We recently partnered with Intel, McAfee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat about online safety. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
Oct 2, 2012 5:05am
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Our 2012 #NCSAM Kickoff Blog includes tweets from our National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launch Event in Omaha, and Twitter & Facebook posts from throughout the day.
Sep 28, 2012 10:48am
We all need to do our part to make the Internet safer and more secure. But what is your part?
Sep 25, 2012 7:22am
We store our email and social accounts, access to mobile banking, photos, contacts and more, on our smartphones – so protecting it is more important than ever!
Sep 20, 2012 3:31pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and the MS-ISAC/Center for Internet Security for a Twitter chat about National Cyber Security Awareness Month and tell people how they can get involved. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
Sep 9, 2012 1:08pm
Airports, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses, dentists, libraries and even public parks offer public access to Wi-Fi for free. But surfing unsecured hotspots can open your data pipeline to some very unsavory characters.
Sep 6, 2012 4:27pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., StopBadware Executive Director Maxim Weinstein & ESET Security Evangelist Stephen Cobb for Twitter chat about botnets. Here's a transcript of the chat.
Aug 30, 2012 3:22pm
Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
Aug 21, 2012 7:44am
The sky is the limit and that is what we are aiming for in 2013 for Data Privacy Day.
Aug 15, 2012 12:18pm
We partnered with our friends and NCSA Board Member Company EMC/RSA to bring you the Online Identity Risk Calculator. The Online Identity Risk Calculator is game that allows people to find their personal identity risk score and get practical tips on keeping their online identity protected.
Aug 14, 2012 10:56am
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
Aug 9, 2012 10:49am
We’re thrilled that Facebook, an NCSA Board member company, is continuing the fight against cyberthreats with its launch of -- a new email address for users to report any phishing attempts that use the Facebook name or brand. Whenever users receive a questionable email appearing to be from Facebook, they can quickly take action and notify the social media company.
Aug 2, 2012 4:52pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
Jul 24, 2012 11:09am
The 2012 Summer Olympics start this week in London. And while athletes from around the world compete for the gold, scammers may be using the Olympics to win their own medals in cybercrime.
Jul 12, 2012 2:06pm
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
May 29, 2012 8:45am
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
May 11, 2012 9:44am
Parents play an important role in their children's safety online — especially when it comes to social networking.
May 4, 2012 4:42pm
A lot has been written in the last couple of days about the Consumer Reports study on Facebook (Facebook is an NCSA Board Member company) users use of privacy settings.
May 1, 2012 11:39am
Today's generation of children can sync digital devices to computers and troubleshoot problems with the click of a mouse. But they may not be able to handle the overwhelming situations online and problems that arise from making uninformed decisions.

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