The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 23, 2011 3:13pm
We asked Liz Fraumann to share some of her accomplishments of 2011, resolutions for 2012 and give advice to others who are thinking of starting their own community organizations to promote awareness and education about online safety.
Dec 21, 2011 3:06pm
Before you charge up your new mobile device and start downloading apps, you should take a moment to think about cyber safety.
Dec 20, 2011 11:17am
We asked Kristin Judge to share some of her accomplishments of 2011 and give advice to others who are thinking of starting their own community organizations to promote awareness and education about online safety.
Dec 16, 2011 12:03pm
Parents are the most often cited source of advice and the biggest influence on teens' understanding of appropriate and inappropriate digital behavior, according to a new report on teens and social network sites from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Nov 28, 2011 9:00am
We recently featured a blog post about the importance of setting bank alerts to prevent identity theft. Often times, the most convenient option for consumers is mobile alerts, which sends a text message to the account holder when their account is charged.
Nov 21, 2011 2:39pm
Last month, we ended National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a landmark event. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to formally institute and promote cyber security education programs in K-12 schools, higher education, and career and technical education environments nationwide.
Nov 17, 2011 9:56am
The holiday season is nearly upon us and with it comes decorating, eating and of course, shopping for gifts. If you're thinking about crossing some items of your holiday-to-do list by buying gifts on your smartphone this year, you're not alone.
Oct 31, 2011 5:53pm
Is your computer set to automatically check for software and security updates? Do you type your name in search engines to see what personal information is online? Have you customized your security and personal information settings on social networks?
Oct 24, 2011 9:51am
Is your small business safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a cyber-security breach?
Oct 21, 2011 11:50am
What better way to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with our new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters and videos?
Oct 19, 2011 1:48pm
Security and accessibility are two crucial items in all telework plans. Will your employees get company-issued equipment, or will they use their personal devices? Will you give them full access, or limit what they can do remotely?
Oct 5, 2011 7:46am
We're kicking off National Cyber Security Awareness Month by live blogging from our launch event in Michigan.
Oct 3, 2011 10:45am
President Obama today proclaimed October National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Sep 23, 2011 4:42pm
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has launched a national Cyber Security Pledge campaign to encourage citizens to declare their commitment to using good practices for staying safe on the Internet.
Sep 14, 2011 2:40pm
Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to protect business and government assets and networks from cyber attacks.
Sep 1, 2011 9:39am
Now that this unusually hot summer is coming to a close, you may be going back to school with a new computer, or you may be the parent of such a student. No doubt you know that you should install a good antivirus program. What more do you need to know? Ever heard of rogue antivirus? If you use a PC, you are particularly vulnerable to this pernicious attack.
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.

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