The Stay Safe Online Blog

Oct 28, 2016 6:49am
The framework provided by the Center for Media Literacy presents educators and students with a way for understanding how systematic companies are with obtaining information and how we as consumers need to be responsible participants in this ongoing dynamic. The five key concepts and questions of authorship, format, audience, content and purpose are gateways for a broader discussion on mediated environments.
Oct 28, 2016 6:40am
“Apptitude” isn’t just about being able to use technology; it’s also about knowing how to use it responsibly.
Oct 27, 2016 1:54pm
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow.
Oct 27, 2016 6:01am
Oct. 31 is the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. The National Cyber Security Alliance has online safety materials that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 26, 2016 9:13am
For the fifth year in a row, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Nasdaq partnered to host their Cybersecurity Summit in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct 26, 2016 6:30am
As customers balance the increasing need to use connected devices with the risks of losing touch with where their personal information is going, they will have a harder and harder time determining where to draw the line between protection and enablement of our technology-driven, day-to-day lives. It's a company's responsibility to protect customer information with adequate security and privacy measures.
Oct 25, 2016 6:36am
The proliferation of connected devices is staggering. As the use of these connected devices in our everyday lives continues to increase, it’s important that we all understand the potential security risks associated with our connected lives and how to better protect ourselves and our families against these potential threats.
Oct 25, 2016 6:25am
With predictions putting the number of connected devices somewhere between 28 billion to more than 50 billion by 2020, now is the time to educate and eradicate security issues.
Oct 24, 2016 4:15am
As the Internet of Things grows, it’s important to think about the personal information you are providing to the devices you have now and the ones you might adopt in the future and how that information is collected, managed and stored.
Oct 21, 2016 6:46am
Do you think an abusive partner or ex is monitoring you through your phone? They might be using stalking apps (spyware) that secretly track your devices. Here’s information about what stalking apps are, how to tell if they’re on your device, and what to do if they are.
Oct 20, 2016 1:24pm
Knowing how to spot cybercrime – and fighting it – is a challenge we all face, and promoting a more secure internet is a responsibility we all share. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime.
Oct 20, 2016 6:11am
This October is the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. Here are materials for this week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
Oct 19, 2016 7:28am
To build a long-term awareness program that effectively manages human risk, you need a plan. However, many organizations are not sure where to start. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than you think – all you need to do is answer three deceptively simple questions: Who, What and How.
Oct 18, 2016 6:10am
Although we typically talk about things like phishing and tech support scams, ransomware, identity theft and fraud and corporate data breaches when we think about cybercrime, there are online implications of a variety of other crimes.
Oct 17, 2016 5:39am
If you haven’t experienced a tech support scam yet, chances are you know someone who has. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Microsoft has released the results of a new global survey revealing 2 out of 3 people have experienced a tech support scam in the last 12 months.
Oct 14, 2016 5:45am
Employers worldwide need today’s youth to become the seasoned cyber defenders of tomorrow, and that is why Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance commissioned for the fourth straight year a survey of young adults ages 18 to 26 in 12 countries about all things cybersecurity.
Oct 14, 2016 5:38am
Are you an executive or senior manager in your organization? If so, you bear many responsibilities, not the least of which is your obligation to ensure that your company is in compliance with the regulations governing the protection of health and financial information and your duty to protect the company’s assets.
Oct 13, 2016 1:27pm
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round.
Oct 13, 2016 6:59am
Week 3 of NCSAM 2016 addresses Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime. The week will focus on the different types of online crime and offer steps consumers and businesses can take to better protect themselves.
Oct 12, 2016 5:37am
Cyber insurance, a new trend in the information security sector, can offer an additional layer of protection that may fill the gaps where traditional business insurance policies may falter.

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