The Stay Safe Online Blog

May 6, 2016 5:24am
The National Cyber Security Alliance consulted its privacy advisory committee about the need for more research on privacy. Our committee members identified two youth-focused topics that deserve more attention – privacy education in schools and the privacy implications of new connected toys.
May 5, 2016 1:54pm
May 5 is World Password Day (#PasswordDay), an annual effort to encourage safe password practices. This year’s theme is multi-factor authentication (MFA) – also called two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification – which allows you to add an extra layer of security to your online activities. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed multi-factor authentication and how you can keep your online accounts safer and more secure.
May 5, 2016 7:25am
How often have you heard that you should change your passwords regularly, like every 30, 60 or 90 days? Maybe at least once every six months? Well, here’s some good news for you: doing so doesn't improve security.
May 5, 2016 7:09am
Every time your organization wants to add a new behavior, first ask why.
May 3, 2016 6:38am
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.
May 2, 2016 6:10am
During the week of May 1-6, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will recognize and honor the critical and life-altering contributions of America’s mom and pop shops, manufacturing enterprises, Main Street retailers and entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week.
Apr 25, 2016 10:24am
Microsoft and New America recently partnered to host an event on women and the cybersecurity field.
Apr 19, 2016 7:40am
It's important to take safety precautions when using e-commerce websites so that you can shop online with confidence.
Apr 12, 2016 8:05am
There are plenty of good reasons to get your high school diploma as an adult. But before you start looking into your options, make sure you know how to spot a diploma scam.
Apr 7, 2016 1:13pm
Each October, you may take extra steps to improve your cybersecurity, online safety and privacy in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). However, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind you of the importance of cleaning up your cyber clutter in the spring, too, as part of your spring cleaning routine. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed ways you can get a fresh start with your online life this spring.
Apr 6, 2016 7:50am
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.
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.

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