The Stay Safe Online Blog

Feb 4, 2011 10:07am
The Internet has opened many new ways to solve old problems. One of those is meeting the person of your dreams through an online dating service. Of course, this time of year as Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, some people may step up their the activities to find their soul mate.
Jan 28, 2011 12:06pm
At NCSA we have always framed cybersecurity as a combination of tools and behavior. We advocate for users to do the most they can to take control of their online lives and stay safe online.
Jan 25, 2011 5:04pm
McAfee (an NCSA board member company), has just released a report entitled “A Good Decade for Cybercrime: McAfee's Look Back at Ten Years of Cybercrime.”
Jan 1, 2011 12:03pm
While much of the attention this past week is directed to all the new cool gadgets being released at CES that will connect us with the Internet, there was a significant announcement out of the White House and the Department of Commerce that should help us all stay safer and more secure online.
Dec 23, 2010 2:08pm
Many parents, grandparents and guardians will be making a young person's dreams come true this holiday season with the gift of technology. Many screams of joy will be heard over a new smart phone, computer, tablet or gaming system. Giving the gift of gadgets should also come with a focus on safety and security. Adults play a pivotal role in teaching safety and security to children and technology is no different. Start by teaching children to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Dec 22, 2010 4:06pm
So you have done your homework on how to protect your computers and network, spent time and money on implementing security products, trained your staff, children, and spouse on the best practices and procedures to follow while surfing the web and using email, but what is your plan for managing the data residing on the retired equipment that you're disposing of?
Nov 23, 2010 9:03am
The NCSA would like to highlight a great new resource from ConnectSafely.org and the iKeepSafe Coalition called “A Parents' Guide to Facebook.” The 35-page guidebook, written by ConnectSafely co-directors Anne Collier and Larry Magid, both long time experts in online child safety, uses easy-to-follow illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and simple language to inform parents how they can help their kids use Facebook safely.
Nov 23, 2010 12:04pm
Today, NCSA and VISA announced the results of a survey of 1,000 American small businesses. The results are eye opening.
Nov 17, 2010 11:00am
(ISC)2, the world's largest information security professional body, has been a long-time supporter of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the goals of the National Cyber Security Alliance. We wish to thank the NCSA for their gracious invitation to have us post on their site today.
Nov 8, 2010 10:59am
When we released the results of the annual NCSA/Norton Online Safety Study a couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of data to sort through.
Oct 28, 2010 10:57am
NCSA and Norton by Symantec released their annual Online Safety Studysometimes referred to as the home user study.
Oct 26, 2010 3:55pm
Daily deal sites such as Groupon and Living Social now commonly pepper Facebook feeds and Pandora wallpaper ads. You may have seen some: “50% off Champagne brunch!” and “$80 in spa services for only $40!” While these daily deals are generally not scams, there are some pitfalls to be avoided.
Oct 4, 2010 10:53am
Today, at the launch of national Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an unprecedented coalition of government, industry and non-profit organizations launched the first-ever public awareness campaign for online safety: “STOP. THINK. CONNECT."
Oct 1, 2010 10:51am
Lawmakers who follow online gambling regulation typically fall into one of two camps — those who think online gambling should be illegal and those who think it should be regulated and taxed.
Sep 9, 2010 12:49pm
Google's Family Safety Center provides consumer-friendly insight on how families can enjoy their Internet experience safely and securely.
Sep 7, 2010 3:48pm
More travelers are using smartphones and are increasing their use of travel-related applications, according to data from the Ypartnership/Harrison Group .
Aug 27, 2010 2:46pm
One of the knock-on effects of the continued bad economy has been a surge in the number of online work-at-home scams reported on SiteJabber. In response to this, we have developed a few resources to help consumers avoid getting scammed.
Aug 10, 2010 10:45am
In a press release today, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the APWG announced the results of research we conducted in collaboration with as part of a joint effort to create a unified consumer message to stay safe and secure online.
Jul 23, 2010 10:43am
In recent weeks, unfair SLAPP lawsuits — in which businesses sue individuals for posting critical comments on consumer review websites — have taken center stage. The latest news is that one woman is being sued by a local Chicago concrete company for complaining about their service online. Now more than ever, it's critical that these suits — designed to intimidate and censor critics through costly legal action — be put to an end.
Jun 9, 2010 3:41pm
After a year of meetings and deliberations, the Online Safety and Technology Working Group sent to Congress the report Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group.

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