The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jan 19, 2017 7:00am
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a prize competition called the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge. The FTC is asking people to come up with a technical solution to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on smart devices connected to their homes.
Jan 18, 2017 1:17pm
Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.
Jan 18, 2017 6:39am
A new year usually means setting a goal to remodel that extra bedroom, cut out caffeine or finally hit the gym. This year, have an even greater goal in mind: the improvement of your privacy program. Here are some great ways to start you on your way to achieving just that.
Jan 17, 2017 7:46am
Data Privacy Day – held annually on Jan. 28 – is less than two weeks away and is an opportunity to educate and learn more about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. These resources and events from the National Cyber Security Alliance can help you and your organization be more #PrivacyAware.
Jan 9, 2017 9:03am
There are less than three weeks remaining until DPD – held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. As our world becomes more connected, it's increasingly important to take steps to protect your personal information and help everyone be #PrivacyAware. Here are three things you can do now to join the greater effort.
Jan 9, 2017 5:32am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you and your family have a safer and more secure 2017 along with recent online safety news and important information to help protect your social media accounts. You can also join in the greater effort this Data Privacy Day by becoming a Champion.
Jan 5, 2017 6:20am
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.
Jan 4, 2017 5:00am
Now in its 13th year, the 2016 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was an extremely successful and collaborative effort co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Dec 7, 2016 1:34pm
The holidays are quickly approaching, and shoppers are visiting their favorite websites to buy gifts for friends and family. When shopping online this season, it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss cybersecurity and privacy as they relate to buying gifts online and share how you can avoid scams, safeguard your personal information and enjoy a more safe and secure holiday shopping season.
Dec 7, 2016 6:18am
Since the turn of the century, the state of cyberwarfare and cybercrime has grown by leaps and bounds. The concepts of advanced threats, sponsored nation state organizations and highly motivated criminal organizations are relatively new, but the use of the internet and the cyber domain as a means of attack has been well established for the past 15 to even 30 years.
Dec 5, 2016 3:52pm
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you be a cyber-safe holiday shopper, protect your – and your kids’ – personal information and join the greater effort this Data Privacy Day along with recent online safety news.
Dec 5, 2016 11:48am
The holiday season is underway, and digital devices (and their accessories) are flying off the shelves. Which bodes the question: How do you introduce your child to their new device?
Dec 5, 2016 5:44am
If you are involved in any type of payments, you’ve probably heard of “PCI Requirements,” as published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). UL along with acquisitions now under the UL banner have been working with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) since its inception – we were there when the first companies were accredited to perform PCI testing. T
Dec 1, 2016 6:10am
Just like death and taxes, the DDoS threat has reached the level of “unavoidable fact” for the day-to-day of digital businesses and operators. As an industry, the tech sector needs to take this challenge very seriously.
Nov 30, 2016 11:09am
With the shopping season well underway, hackers are cooking up schemes to secure their own holiday cheer. Don’t get too caught up in the holiday frenzy and ignore these basic security guidelines while you shop online.
Nov 29, 2016 4:39am
Guest author Chad Fisher addresses the security concerns associated with online shopping this season by discussing a baby boomer's shopping habits, concerns and safety precautions.
Nov 23, 2016 6:28am
NCSA encourages everyone to take key steps for shopping safely and securely online this season.
Nov 23, 2016 6:21am
Do these 5 things to protect your customers’ data before Small Business Saturday.
Nov 7, 2016 10:29am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your smart devices at home and on the go and talk to your kids about cybersecurity careers along with recent online safety news.
Nov 7, 2016 5:35am
Hacking has become not just a worry but a constant, tangible threat to people, companies and governments. But one area of hacking that had not hit the public consciousness until very recently is the very real potential of car hacking.

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