The Stay Safe Online Blog

Sep 19, 2013 1:30pm
How are the National Cyber Security Alliance, its industry partners and the public preparing to make the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month the best ever? STOP. THINK. CONNECT. hosted a chat to help others learn how they could get involved in raising cybersecurity awareness this October.
Sep 4, 2013 12:21pm
Armor for Android security researcher James Green breaks down the mobile threat landscape to Android OS and importance of updates to protect your device from infection.
Sep 3, 2013 12:28pm
Tiffany Barrett, program manager of Data Privacy Day, highlights "Stop. Think. Is this TMI?", a new campaign by NCSA board member company Intel designed to encourage users to not overshare personal information online.
Aug 8, 2013 2:41pm
The National Cyber Security Alliance, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Microsoft Privacy, Intel, and Data Privacy Day discussed good data stewardship and privacy practices for your organization or business. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Aug 6, 2013 1:46pm
Sometimes, we overshare online, which could leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes. Guests from Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, Visa and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security helped share tips on how to protect your personal information and avoid "online TMI." The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Aug 4, 2013 11:55pm
Karen Clark of looks at how pop culture, and one summer movie in particular, opens the door to talking to pre-teens and teens about safe online behavior.
Aug 1, 2013 9:40am
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.
Jul 25, 2013 9:30am
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.
Jul 18, 2013 2:27pm
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.
Jul 16, 2013 7:00am
McAfee blogger Taylor Tompkins looks at how to adjust the settings for downloading apps on some of today's most popular smartphones.

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