The Stay Safe Online Blog

Mar 24, 2017 7:13am
Safeguarding against a data breach – and preparing for one – is something small business owners really need to have on their radar. The good news is that there are some effective, if not infallible, defenses small business owners can easily – and inexpensively – implement.
Mar 23, 2017 5:35am
Phishing emails can harm businesses whose identities are spoofed. Don’t want that to happen to your business? Read the new Staff Perspective from the Federal Trade Commission, "Businesses Can Help Stop Phishing and Protect their Brands Using Email Authentication."
Mar 22, 2017 8:38am
The George Washington University Law School’s Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project recently hosted a seminar, “A More Perfect Internet: Addressing Digital Incivility, Cyber-Violence and ‘Fake News,’” supported by the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center. Read our event recap here.
Mar 16, 2017 1:07pm
Tax Day is only a month away, and the filing deadline will be here before you know it. With tax identity theft on the rise, this busy online timeframe is prime for cyber thieves and their devious online scams. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can better spot cyber tricks this tax season, the steps you can take to proactively protect your information and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
Mar 16, 2017 6:55am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Nasdaq recently partnered to host the Nasdaq & NCSA Cybersecurity Summit in an effort to educate businesses about strategically managing cybersecurity risks and building a company-wide culture of cybersecurity.
Mar 14, 2017 6:59am
Now, even our vehicles – essential parts of our day-to-day lives – are connected to the internet, and while cars’ collection, storage and use of data can help make life more convenient and efficient, they also present security and privacy risks. It’s important to know what information our cars collect, how they use our data and how we can manage our privacy and identities in a growing connected car landscape.
Mar 10, 2017 7:05am
#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you be safer online this tax season, tips to consider before purchasing a mobile phone for your child and recent online safety news.
Mar 9, 2017 11:32am
The high stakes of cybersecurity demand a strategic, proactive approach to defense rather than reactive responses commonly seen. NCSA board member Anthony Grieco, senior director and trust strategy officer of Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, shares three elements necessary for a comprehensive cyber strategy.
Mar 7, 2017 5:25am
Regardless of the fact that payment card industry (PCI) compliance standards have been around since 2006, there remains quite a bit of misunderstanding and confusion about what it means to be PCI compliant and why it matters for the protection of your company and your customers. Here are some frequently asked questions about PCI compliance.
Mar 3, 2017 5:58am
We must protect our children until we teach them the basics of online security. Here are some tools that can help you make the internet a safer place for your kids.
Mar 1, 2017 6:41am
Before you add a device to your home network, take into account these tips so that you can rest easy knowing your smart home is more secure.
Feb 28, 2017 12:32pm
On Feb. 28, families around the nation woke up to find out that CloudPets toys had been hacked and more than 800,000 user accounts and 2 million voice recordings were exposed in a major data breach.
Feb 15, 2017 7:12am
The National Cyber Security Alliance is thrilled to accept the 2017 SC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award. This award is part of the SC Awards, honoring the achievements of companies and information security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, customers and critical data in North America.
Feb 14, 2017 12:58pm
You may know what your kids should be doing to be safer online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a wa ythat resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSAConference for a conversation about best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-on connected world, or theInternet of Me. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.
Feb 13, 2017 5:29am
And while the shortfall of talent is growing, the percentage of women in information security is shrinking. But bad news is not the whole story, nor is it a fixed destination. Interacting with the people who are just coming into this industry has been a tremendous source of hope and inspiration for guest blogger Lysa Myers, security researcher at ESET.
Feb 7, 2017 6:04am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for parents – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you promote a better internet for Safer Internet Day (and year-round!) along with recent online safety news.
Feb 7, 2017 5:55am
In an effort to examine internet users’ behaviors toward and interactions with others, Microsoft recently developed the Digital Civility Index (DCI). We spoke with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety office, to learn more about the index and Microsoft’s work in promoting digital civility globally.
Feb 6, 2017 1:22pm
Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!
Feb 3, 2017 12:57pm
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.
Feb 2, 2017 6:00am
The theme of Data Privacy Day is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.” Despite the day being over, it’s still important to be aware of how you can protect your personal information and manage your privacy year-round.

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