The Stay Safe Online Blog

Apr 5, 2016 8:03am
When we think of cybercrime, we often think of strangers who we will never meet online, identity theft and financial fraud. What we may not typically consider is that survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse and other violent crimes may also be vulnerable to stolen personal information used to conduct cybercrime.
Apr 4, 2016 10:02am
Kids growing up today are exposed to computers and electronic devices at a very early age. They see their parents constantly on their mobile devices and they want to mimic that behavior. Harnessing your child's love of electronics and turning it into a positive influence is the goal of almost every parent.
Mar 29, 2016 7:44am
A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that improves your online security and privacy.
Mar 14, 2016 7:14am
The RE: View is a look back at headlines that caught our attention last month and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Mar 9, 2016 6:39am
On Feb. 9, 2016, President Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). This plan specifically called for a new national cybersecurity awareness plan that will build off the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.
Mar 2, 2016 2:16pm
The Internet offers countless benefits and opportunities for kids, including learning, playing games, interacting with friends and family and expressing themselves. It’s important, however, for kids to understand the potential risks that come with technology use, such as privacy concerns, identity theft, cyberbullying, phishing scams and other threats. Parents, educators and community members can all take action to secure today’s online kids. Join this #ChatSTC to learn how you can start the online safety conversation with kids and help promote #CyberAware young digital citizens.
Feb 9, 2016 10:52am
Safer Internet Day, hosted by in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we discussed our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day.
Feb 4, 2016 5:04pm
Jan. 28 was the ninth annual Data Privacy Day (DPD). Thank you to everyone who supported DPD and helping us draw awareness to the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Check out some highlights here.
Feb 4, 2016 1:01pm
NCSAM would not have been so brilliantly successful in 2015 if it wasn't for the efforts and dedication of our Board, Partners and Champions. In this blog, we take a look back at what they did last October.
Feb 3, 2016 2:05pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance is thrilled to share the 2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month successes.
Feb 3, 2016 7:55am
The RE: View is a look back at headlines that caught our attention last month and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Feb 1, 2016 6:07am
Recovering from identity theft often takes time and persistence. That's why a recent announcement from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a big deal: New features at make it easier to report and recover from identity theft.
Jan 28, 2016 5:48am
To coincide with the ninth Data Privacy Day, NCSA and TRUSTe released the U.S. Consumer Privacy Index 2016, which reveals the extent of current consumer privacy concerns.
Jan 27, 2016 1:30pm
Jan. 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to promote awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat to get ready for the day, share tips for protecting your personal information and owning your online presence and discuss how you can take action in support of NCSA's privacy awareness effort.
Jan 27, 2016 7:48am
This year, the theme for Data Privacy Day focuses on respecting privacy, protecting data and enabling trust. Today's global company is by necessity a digitized company. As a result, challenges around data privacy, security and trust must be addressed by everyone: companies, vendors, partners and consumers alike.
Jan 25, 2016 9:22am
It’s tax season, and you know what that mean:: identity thieves who want to steal your tax refund are at work. Find out how to stop them during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 25-29.
Jan 21, 2016 8:50am
Data Privacy Day – which arrives in just a week – is a day designed to raise awareness and promote best practices for privacy and data protection. It is a day that looks to the future and recognizes that we can and should do better as an industry. It reminds companies that they need to focus on the importance of having the trust of users.
Jan 20, 2016 1:25pm
Data Privacy Day is coming up on Jan. 28, and it’s a great time for businesses to ensure they know how to create cultures of privacy at work. Digital citizens value transparency, or understanding how businesses collect, use and share their information – in other words, privacy is good for business. This chat will share tips on how businesses can be #PrivacyAware, better address consumer privacy concerns and practice data stewardship.
Jan 19, 2016 9:28am
While Data Privacy Day (DPD) is focused on raising awareness among consumers, it is also an opportunity to raise privacy awareness within any organization. Here are five easy activities your organization can undertake to support privacy awareness this DPD or anytime throughout the year.
Jan 14, 2016 10:52am
Information about you, such as your location or your purchase or search history, has value, just like money. It's important to be thoughtful about who gets this information and how it's collected through apps and websites.

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