In addition to ball drops and bubbly, the New Year offers an occasion to reflect and contemplate what’s ahead in 2017. When Dec. 31 rolls around, many of us think about getting fit, saving more money and promising to take time to enjoy life. As the world becomes more and more connected – and our digital and offline lives become indistinguishable – we should also commit to take action to stay safer and more secure online and protect our personal data.
Yesterday a hacking group known as OurMine claimed to have gained access to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. Obviously being a high-profile person can make you a target, but yesterday’s act just proves that we are all at risk online.
Industry Leaders from NXP Semiconductors and Salesforce Join the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Board of Directors
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) ‒ a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online ‒ announces that Sami Nassar, vice president of cybersecurity solutions at NXP® Semiconductors, and Masha Sedova, senior director of trust engagement at Salesforce, have joined its board of directors.
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month Comes to a Close, Focus Shifts to Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Critical infrastructure, which provides the essential services underlying American society – and is the backbone of our economy, health and security – relies heavily on the foundation provided by the internet.
Continued Growth of the “Internet of Me” Has 88 Percent of Consumers Considering the Risks of Using Connected Devices
From the appliances and thermostats in our homes to apps and wearables that track our health and fitness to the vehicles we drive and the streetlights and traffic signals that guide us on the road, smart technologies are becoming increasingly interconnected with our everyday lives.
Fight Cybercrime During National Cyber Security Awareness Month: It’s Time to Take Action, Safeguard Devices and Protect Personal Information
In an increasingly technology-oriented world, cybercrime has become all too common for both consumers and businesses. Internet crime takes many forms and includes everything from large-scale data breaches to consumer issues like identity theft and cyberstalking to widespread scams and ransomware.
Businesses of All Sizes Urged to Create Culture of Cybersecurity and Protect Assets This National Cyber Security Awareness Month
As the world becomes more connected, all organizations face growing risks for cybersecurity attacks: the number of breaches exposing more than 10 million identities went up 125 percent from 2014 to 2015, and 429 million identities were exposed in breaches in 2015.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launches with a Call to Action for All Digital Citizens to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™
Individuals and organizations around the world are marking the start of the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a widespread initiative co-founded and led annually in October by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
As called for in the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the White House, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and more than 35 companies and NGOs today launched a new internet safety and security campaign, “Lock Down Your Login,” to empower Americans to better protect their online accounts.
Fast-Approaching National Cyber Security Awareness Month Reminds All Digital Citizens That Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility
Oct. 1 marks the start of the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). As the two-week countdown to NCSAM begins, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the co-leaders of NCSAM, along with companies around the globe, are working to improve digital citizens’ awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safer and more secure online.