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April 4, 2016

Exposure to Programming and Cybersecurity Starts at a Young Age

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.

March 9, 2016

President Obama Supports STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™

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.

March 2, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat Transcript: Keeping Kids Cyber Safe & #CyberAwareSTOP. THINK. CONNECT.™

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.

February 9, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Play Your Part for a Better Internet This Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org 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.

December 18, 2015

Encryption: Just the Basics

There are several different forms of encryption, and each type is built to solve a specific problem and balance what information security professionals refer to as the security rather than the usability tradeoff.

November 2, 2015

Online Privacy and Identity Protection Tips

Many be unaware of the importance of privacy and protecting your personal information in helping to avoid having your identity stolen. Our guest blogger shares a few tips for protecting yourself from hackers and cybercriminals.

October 5, 2015

Support International #2FactorTuesday!

Oct. 6 is the first International #2FactorTuesday, an effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the FIDO Alliance designed to raise international awareness for two-factor authentication as a means of enhancing the security of online accounts.

September 29, 2015

Phone verification: providing your phone number for an extra layer of protection

If you’ve used an email provider in the past few years, you may have been asked to provide a phone number to help verify your account. As we start to conduct more and more of our everyday tasks online, like paying bills and shopping, it has become increasingly important for many web providers to verify your identity and prevent others from abusing your account. Your phone number is one of the easiest ways to verify your identity with an online service provider.