#CyberAware: What does your car know about you?

Jul 10, 2017 8:28am

CyberAware newsletter

#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re highlighting National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 and how you can get involved. In addition, we will share insight into connected cars and how they collect and use drivers’ personal information along with recent online safety news.

NCSAM infographicTimely Resource from NCSA

  • NCSAM 2017 is around the corner! Recognized each October, NCSAM is a great opportunity to help your family be safer and more secure online. Learn about what’s ahead for NCSAM 2017 and how you can get involved online and in your community with our new infographic, which is packed with valuable information about October. Share it on social media using the hashtag #CyberAware!

New Blog Posts 

  • What Does Your Car Know About You (and Will it Share Your Secrets)?: Technologies like self-driving and internet-connected cars are becoming increasingly popular ‒ offering an easier, safer and more convenient driving experience. With this innovation, however, comes privacy and security concerns. Our guest blogger at Esurance discusses the information your car may be collecting about you and your family, and how this data may be used and shared. 
  • A Mindful Approach for Supporting Our Youth Online: Children embark on many educational, creative and social adventures when they begin using technology, so it’s important to talk to them about online safety early. Hueya shares tips for beginning and continuing this conversation in a way that resonates with kids.

parents and childrenOnline Safety in the News

  • Meet Microsoft’s Inaugural Council for Digital Good: Microsoft recently announced the selection of its Council for Digital Good – a group of 15 teens from across the country working with the company to promote digital civility and safer online interactions. Learn about the teens themselves and their experiences with technology coupled with the need for acting with empathy, kindness, respect and dignity when interacting with others online.
  • Online Security Through the Ages: Cyber attacks are now facts of life in our digital world. But, depending on your generation, you may feel differently about online safety and how much you value protecting your identity and data. LastPass recently surveyed 1,000 people ages 13 and up to learn about their online safety practices and concerns. Check out their infographic and see whether you can relate to your surveyed age group’s responses.

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