The Stay Safe Online Blog
From Microsoft's BotnetBattles event July 24, Errol Weiss, director of Citi's Cyber Intelligence Center, and Richard Boscovich, assistant general counsel of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, discussed how unique legal approaches to dismantling botnets is helping raise the cost of doing business for criminals.
In recent years, the united efforts of industry and law enforcement to take down botnets have shown how public-private cooperation can make the Internet safer. Why this approach has been so effective - and why the cybersecurity community must keep it going - was the focus of "Botnet Battles: Public-Private Efforts to Disrupt Infected Zombie Networks," a panel discussion hosted July 24 by Microsoft. The event featured keynote remarks from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Crime and Terrorism.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the National Consumers League, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FCC, McAfee and other guests discussed ways to use the Internet and mobile devices safely and securely during the summer travel season. This is a partial transcript edited for clarity and brevity.
McAfee blogger Taylor Tompkins looks at how to adjust the settings for downloading apps on some of today's most popular smartphones.
Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops and other public places may seem like an added perk and are convenient, but they’re often not secure and can leave you at risk.
NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser discusses why summertime is the right time to improve online safety behavior through the national cybersecurity education campaign, STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) hosted a KnowledgeNet forum, The Components of an Accountable Company Privacy Program and How to Implement It, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 26. The discussion was led by National Cyber Security Alliance board member David Hoffman (CIPP/US) and Chair of Data Privacy Day Dan Caprio.
Seniors are embracing the Internet in greater numbers each year. In recognition of Internet Safety Month, here are some online safety tips for older Americans from STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cybersecurity education and awareness campaign.
Tech consultant Geoff Kenyon offers five ways to protect your personal information when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, including a digital security quiz to evaluate how well you safeguard your identity.
Schools are letting out for the summer and that means kids will have more time to be online and using mobile devices. ConnectSafely, McAfee, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
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