The Stay Safe Online Blog

May 22, 2017 6:22am
Businesses are worried about ransomware – and rightfully so. Last year, 70 percent of companies targeted by ransomware attacks paid rather than risking data loss, with 50 percent of these payments topping $10,000. Take an inside look at tech's biggest threat.
May 16, 2017 8:35am
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become some of the most pervasive threats to websites and businesses on the internet today.
May 9, 2017 8:04am
#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance. This month, we’re highlighting tips for avoiding oversharing on social media and staying safe with smart home devices, resources to help you talk to your kids about privacy and recent online safety news.
May 8, 2017 11:31am
No specific hacker’s tools or resources are mentioned here for obvious reasons, but by taking the mystery out of what is essentially a simple process, the business owner can understand what they are up against and why trusting the big software security firms – or even investing in outsourced IT support – is a wise idea.
May 5, 2017 12:19am
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.
May 1, 2017 10:08am
Here in the U.S., we are celebrating National Small Business Week (NSBW), April 30 – May 6. Learn about ESET's new research on cybersecurity training in the workplace and how you can train your employees for free.
Apr 20, 2017 1:28pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau encourage everyone to make digital spring cleaning an annual ritual to help protect their personal data. Get your online life in order this spring – and protect your, your company’s and your family’s sensitive information – by cleansing cyber clutter. This Twitter chat discussed simple steps consumers and organizations can take to be more #CyberAware this spring and all year round.
Apr 18, 2017 7:47am
Even if you swear off all smart home technology, you probably still have everyday devices in your home that are susceptible to hacking. Learn about devices to look out for and how to protect them.
Apr 10, 2017 4:35pm
#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance. This month, we’re sharing resources to help you clear out cyber clutter and test your online safety knowledge, information about tools you can use to protect children online and recent online safety news.
Apr 5, 2017 7:20am
“A More Perfect Internet: Digital Incivility, Cyber-Violence and Fake News” was the second program in a series led by the George Washington University Law School's Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project. The event brought together practitioners, academics and student-experts to identify, address and explore ways to combat online pitfalls like cyber-violence, hoaxes and misinformation.
Apr 4, 2017 6:44am
Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your home whilst smart home security protocols catch up with the market. Here are some simple but effective ways to protect your home, family and devices.
Apr 3, 2017 10:57am
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.
Apr 3, 2017 6:23am
In credit card skimming, a cybercriminal uses a malicious electronic device which ‘skims’ through your credit card data once the magnetic strip of your card is in contact with it and steals information from it in order to take control of your account. Learn basic safety measures that can help you avoid becoming a victim.
Mar 31, 2017 8:42am
In an effort to test Americans’ cyber awareness, Pew surveyed 1,055 adult internet users living in the United States, asking them 13 questions covering many of the general concepts and basic building blocks of protecting oneself online.
Mar 24, 2017 7:13am
Safeguarding against a data breach – and preparing for one – is something small business owners really need to have on their radar. The good news is that there are some effective, if not infallible, defenses small business owners can easily – and inexpensively – implement.
Mar 23, 2017 5:35am
Phishing emails can harm businesses whose identities are spoofed. Don’t want that to happen to your business? Read the new Staff Perspective from the Federal Trade Commission, "Businesses Can Help Stop Phishing and Protect their Brands Using Email Authentication."
Mar 22, 2017 8:38am
The George Washington University Law School’s Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project recently hosted a seminar, “A More Perfect Internet: Addressing Digital Incivility, Cyber-Violence and ‘Fake News,’” supported by the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center. Read our event recap here.
Mar 16, 2017 1:07pm
Tax Day is only a month away, and the filing deadline will be here before you know it. With tax identity theft on the rise, this busy online timeframe is prime for cyber thieves and their devious online scams. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can better spot cyber tricks this tax season, the steps you can take to proactively protect your information and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
Mar 16, 2017 6:55am
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Nasdaq recently partnered to host the Nasdaq & NCSA Cybersecurity Summit in an effort to educate businesses about strategically managing cybersecurity risks and building a company-wide culture of cybersecurity.
Mar 14, 2017 6:59am
Now, even our vehicles – essential parts of our day-to-day lives – are connected to the internet, and while cars’ collection, storage and use of data can help make life more convenient and efficient, they also present security and privacy risks. It’s important to know what information our cars collect, how they use our data and how we can manage our privacy and identities in a growing connected car landscape.

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