The Stay Safe Online Blog

Aug 25, 2011 2:37pm
Over the last year, a trend has emerged in these complaints: consumers are being increasingly victimized by online businesses that aggressively market their services as one thing but bury in the fine print their actual services, which are far less desirable.
Aug 4, 2011 5:34pm
Today, the Department of Commerce released a study about the gender gap of women in STEM careers.
Jul 27, 2011 4:33pm
Reputable software publishers want you to use their software and recommend it to other people. This is why they spend money creating a quality product with good technical support.
Jul 12, 2011 9:30am
Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, the last thing you want to think about is having your identity stolen.
Jun 20, 2011 5:50pm
One of the opportunities I have had in the past couple of years is to represent AT&T in the development of the recently launched STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cyber security awareness campaign.
Jun 3, 2011 9:27am
There are steps that we can take to help prevent things like cyberbullying on social networking sites.
Jun 1, 2011 6:25pm
Of course it's not surprising that the bad guys would go after Gmail accounts. Any pathway to personal information is a target for cybercriminals in their malicious attempts to exploit personal information for monetary or other gain.
May 27, 2011 10:23am
Mayor Bloomberg has noble intentions in making New York City the world's highest-ranking digital city and with the recent release of, “Road Map for the Digital City: Achieving New York City's Digital Future,” he underscored this goal even further.
May 20, 2011 11:19am
While finding a job today is hard, job-related scams and schemes seem to be all around us. To prevent job seekers from going through the pain of dealing with some of the more common online job scams, the SiteJabber community has flagged some common types of sites that are best avoided.
May 4, 2011 2:18pm
This morning the National Cyber Security Alliance released its 2011 State of Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the U.S. Survey . The survey has been sponsored for the last two years by Microsoft.
Apr 14, 2011 2:03pm
This week in a blog posting Brendon Lynch Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft (Microsoft is an NCSA Board member company) announced the publication of Building Global Trust Online: Policy Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and Safety.
Apr 7, 2011 9:01am
In 1988, the Social Security Administration initiated a project that enabled parents to obtain Social Security numbers for their newborns. By 1989, the program was expanded nationwide. Since that time, millions of newborns have received Social Security numbers. This makes them prime targets for identity theft.
Apr 6, 2011 1:59pm
For the past several days, consumers have been bombarded with news about a major data breach affecting Epsilon, the online marketing unit of Alliance Data Systems Corp.
Mar 22, 2011 3:10pm
Being a victim of fraud can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. Not only do you have to worry about the financial implications of the fraud, many people feel embarrassed for having fallen victim.
Feb 24, 2011 6:08pm
Selling identity theft protection has become a big business. Consumers are constantly being offered different forms of identity theft protection online or through their banks or credit cards.
Feb 4, 2011 10:07am
The Internet has opened many new ways to solve old problems. One of those is meeting the person of your dreams through an online dating service. Of course, this time of year as Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, some people may step up their the activities to find their soul mate.
Jan 28, 2011 12:06pm
At NCSA we have always framed cybersecurity as a combination of tools and behavior. We advocate for users to do the most they can to take control of their online lives and stay safe online.
Jan 25, 2011 5:04pm
McAfee (an NCSA board member company), has just released a report entitled “A Good Decade for Cybercrime: McAfee's Look Back at Ten Years of Cybercrime.”
Jan 1, 2011 12:03pm
While much of the attention this past week is directed to all the new cool gadgets being released at CES that will connect us with the Internet, there was a significant announcement out of the White House and the Department of Commerce that should help us all stay safer and more secure online.
Dec 23, 2010 2:08pm
Many parents, grandparents and guardians will be making a young person's dreams come true this holiday season with the gift of technology. Many screams of joy will be heard over a new smart phone, computer, tablet or gaming system. Giving the gift of gadgets should also come with a focus on safety and security. Adults play a pivotal role in teaching safety and security to children and technology is no different. Start by teaching children to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

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