#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re highlighting insights on your how your devices collect, use and share information about you and your family, the top online threats facing kids and teens and simple things you can do to manage your privacy, along with recent online safety news.
Timely Resources From NCSA and Friends
- Looking Into a Crystal Ball – What Your Data Says About You: What you and your family do online says a lot about who you are, your preferences, your socio-economic status and more. In this video from Data Privacy Day 2018, experts explain what can be known and assumed about you based on your online behaviors.
- Five Things You Can Do to Manage Your Privacy Now: Privacy can seem overwhelming, but there are some things you can do to manage your privacy and protect your personal information. Cisco’s chief privacy officer, Michelle Dennedy, discusses what you can do right now to manage your privacy and how it can help in this video (check out her blog post for more).
- What You Should Know About the Internet of Me and Your Privacy: We love our convenient and fun tech devices – like personal assistants, wearables, speakers, cameras, TVs, cars, toys and appliances. These connected devices are fueled by data about us, like our behaviors and preferences. In this video, privacy leaders discuss how we are impacted in a growing Internet of Me and what we can do about it.
- The Problem With Your Online Privacy: Denelle Dixon, chief legal and business officer at Mozilla Corporation, shares her own story of hiring someone to see how much information they could uncover about her and her family using only her name; learn about the problems with your online privacy and how you can take action.
- Tracking My Location – Business Uses and Consumer Choices: The places you go on a daily basis say a lot about who you are, your routines, personal interests, health issues, financial decisions and more. This TED-Style talk highlights what you need to know about device location tracking and the choices you do and don’t have to manage your privacy.
Being a parent is hard, especially when you have to keep up with the growing list of technological changes affecting your children.
Parents who understand the biggest risks and educate their children are more likely to shut down cybercriminals before they ever have a chance to strike.
Learn about some of the top cybersecurity concerns every parent should understand in 2018.
Online Safety in the News
- Want to Know More About Your Family? DNA Testing Kits Bring Their Own Forms of Baggage: If you’ve ever wanted to explore your genetic information, there are many companies at your service, but these organizations are regularly faced with controversy. Learn how DNA testing companies handle and use their customers’ genetic data.
- Major Security Flow in Autofill Tool Means Your Info Can Be Stolen: If you use the autofill feature on your computer, be wary – according to new research, this handy tool could be putting you at risk of having your usernames and passwords stolen. Learn more about the issues that might be caused by using this function and how you can keep your information safer.
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