The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 7, 2016 6:18am
Since the turn of the century, the state of cyberwarfare and cybercrime has grown by leaps and bounds. The concepts of advanced threats, sponsored nation state organizations and highly motivated criminal organizations are relatively new, but the use of the internet and the cyber domain as a means of attack has been well established for the past 15 to even 30 years.
Dec 5, 2016 3:52pm
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you be a cyber-safe holiday shopper, protect your – and your kids’ – personal information and join the greater effort this Data Privacy Day along with recent online safety news.
Dec 5, 2016 11:48am
The holiday season is underway, and digital devices (and their accessories) are flying off the shelves. Which bodes the question: How do you introduce your child to their new device?
Dec 5, 2016 5:44am
If you are involved in any type of payments, you’ve probably heard of “PCI Requirements,” as published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). UL along with acquisitions now under the UL banner have been working with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) since its inception – we were there when the first companies were accredited to perform PCI testing. T
Dec 1, 2016 6:10am
Just like death and taxes, the DDoS threat has reached the level of “unavoidable fact” for the day-to-day of digital businesses and operators. As an industry, the tech sector needs to take this challenge very seriously.
Nov 30, 2016 11:09am
With the shopping season well underway, hackers are cooking up schemes to secure their own holiday cheer. Don’t get too caught up in the holiday frenzy and ignore these basic security guidelines while you shop online.
Nov 29, 2016 4:39am
Guest author Chad Fisher addresses the security concerns associated with online shopping this season by discussing a baby boomer's shopping habits, concerns and safety precautions.
Nov 23, 2016 6:28am
NCSA encourages everyone to take key steps for shopping safely and securely online this season.
Nov 23, 2016 6:21am
Do these 5 things to protect your customers’ data before Small Business Saturday.
Nov 7, 2016 10:29am
#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you protect your smart devices at home and on the go and talk to your kids about cybersecurity careers along with recent online safety news.
Nov 7, 2016 5:35am
Hacking has become not just a worry but a constant, tangible threat to people, companies and governments. But one area of hacking that had not hit the public consciousness until very recently is the very real potential of car hacking.
Nov 7, 2016 4:17am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Nov 4, 2016 8:55am
Like the theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, protecting small businesses is a shared responsibility between the businesses and government. Government plays a dual role as an educator and if need be an enforcer.
Nov 3, 2016 1:09pm
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month begins in November. This chat discussed the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
Nov 2, 2016 4:32am
The 2016 U.S. presidential election is a global phenomenon, but candidates aren’t the only ones vying to connect with the people. Behind the scenes, stealthy cybercriminals are immersing themselves in the political banter, gathering information and intel to drive their own agendas.
Oct 31, 2016 6:17am
As the lines between the human and technology continue to blur, we are impacted by a growing ecosystem of third parties – many of whom we do not even realize are touching us. This third-party ecosystem offers both an opportunity and risk to the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.
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.

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