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February 7, 2017

The Digital Civility Index

In an effort to examine internet users’ behaviors toward and interactions with others, Microsoft recently developed the Digital Civility Index (DCI). We spoke with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety office, to learn more about the index and Microsoft’s work in promoting digital civility globally.

February 6, 2017

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Be the Change – Unite for a Better Internet This Safer Internet Day

Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!

January 19, 2017

Announcing the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a prize competition called the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge. The FTC is asking people to come up with a technical solution to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on smart devices connected to their homes.

January 9, 2017

#CyberAware: Secure Your Digital Life in 2017

#CyberAware is a monthly newsletter – created for families – by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you and your family have a safer and more secure 2017 along with recent online safety news and important information to help protect your social media accounts. You can also join in the greater effort this Data Privacy Day by becoming a Champion.

December 7, 2016

Harkening Back and Looking Forward: A Millennial Point of View about Cybersecurity

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.