The Stay Safe Online Blog

Aug 21, 2012 7:44am
The sky is the limit and that is what we are aiming for in 2013 for Data Privacy Day.
Aug 15, 2012 12:18pm
We partnered with our friends and NCSA Board Member Company EMC/RSA to bring you the Online Identity Risk Calculator. The Online Identity Risk Calculator is game that allows people to find their personal identity risk score and get practical tips on keeping their online identity protected.
Aug 14, 2012 10:56am
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
Aug 9, 2012 10:49am
We’re thrilled that Facebook, an NCSA Board member company, is continuing the fight against cyberthreats with its launch of phish@fb.com -- a new email address for users to report any phishing attempts that use the Facebook name or brand. Whenever users receive a questionable email appearing to be from Facebook, they can quickly take action and notify the social media company.
Aug 2, 2012 4:52pm
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
Jul 24, 2012 11:09am
The 2012 Summer Olympics start this week in London. And while athletes from around the world compete for the gold, scammers may be using the Olympics to win their own medals in cybercrime.
Jul 12, 2012 2:06pm
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
May 29, 2012 8:45am
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
May 11, 2012 9:44am
Parents play an important role in their children's safety online — especially when it comes to social networking.
May 4, 2012 4:42pm
A lot has been written in the last couple of days about the Consumer Reports study on Facebook (Facebook is an NCSA Board Member company) users use of privacy settings.
May 1, 2012 11:39am
Today's generation of children can sync digital devices to computers and troubleshoot problems with the click of a mouse. But they may not be able to handle the overwhelming situations online and problems that arise from making uninformed decisions.
Apr 25, 2012 9:37am
Facebook is teaming up with several other NCSA Board Member companies to share information and help make the Internet safer everyone.
Mar 8, 2012 10:51am
Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Botnets are used to send junk email (spam), attack websites, and distribute more malware, among other things.
Mar 1, 2012 10:35am
If you're a parent, you're always thinking about the safety of your children. But how often are you thinking about your child's security and privacy on mobile devices?
Feb 13, 2012 3:33pm
Facebook, an NCSA board member company, is awarding $200,000 in grant money as part of a safety program to encourage digital citizenship, prevent suicide and cyber bullying and learn how social media can impact the next generation of youth.
Feb 7, 2012 12:32pm
Kids, don't be surprised if your grandparents send you an email or post a message on your Facebook wall the next time your birthday rolls around.
Jan 26, 2012 9:30am
In today's hyper-connected society, it seems that everyone knows just about everything about everyone. The amount of personal information we share online is staggering.
Jan 24, 2012 5:29pm
Eric Davis is Google's Global Public Policy Manager and an NCSA Board Member. Recently, Google launched “Good To Know,” a campaign to educate people and raise awareness about privacy and security.
Jan 18, 2012 12:19pm
If anyone knows about the effect the Internet can have on a person's reputation, it's Matt Ivester.
Jan 13, 2012 11:16am
When you work with sensitive data, no matter what field you're in, regular cyber security checks are a must. Practicing routine 'cyber hygiene' will help protect against spillage or loss of your sensitive data.

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