The Stay Safe Online Blog

Jun 22, 2015 12:10pm
Virtual or crypto currencies like Bitcoin can be a fast way to pay online, or in person with a mobile app, but using virtual currencies comes with risk. The Federal Trade Commission shares some tips to consider before using virtual currencies as payment.
Jun 18, 2015 6:26am
Thwarting cyber attacks isn't a one-and-done deal; it demands constant vigilance, continuous risk assessment and resilience. Here are three strategies to help keep your business safe in the event of a security breach.
Jun 10, 2015 1:09pm
June is Internet Safety Month! Privacy and safety go hand in hand, and that's why this month's #ChatDPD focused on kids and the best ways to manage their privacy and security. We also discussed online safety tips you can share with kids.
Jun 10, 2015 6:49am
Coinciding with Internet Safety Month, this June Intel Security (an NCSA Board member company) released findings from its new study, "The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online," which examined both parents' concerns and the behaviors of American pre-teens and teenagers online and on social media.
Jun 8, 2015 7:54am
You can help protect yourself from cybercriminals if you stay alert and use a bit of common-sense thinking when navigating the World Wide Web. Here are six important tips from Techboomers.com for how to stay safe online this Internet Safety Month.
Jun 4, 2015 1:56pm
As data breaches and cybercrimes like fraud, identity theft and phishing grow in prevalence and sophistication, it's more important than ever to be informed about cybersecurity and online safety. We celebrated Internet Safety Month (June) and Logical Operations' Cybersecurity Awareness Week (June 1-5) with a discussion of how you can take a stand against cybercrime.
Jun 2, 2015 6:58am
The RE: View is a look back at recent headlines that caught our attention and that senior executives and board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.
Jun 1, 2015 6:52am
Like apps that let you pay at stores with your phone, "peer-to-peer" payment services can be a convenient way to pay friends. But before you use one, check the app's settings for available security features.
May 14, 2015 6:49am
Our smartphones and tablets, along with many other everyday objects, are as powerful and connected as our PCs and laptops. We must take steps to protect the information on all of our smart devices, just like we would for our computers.
May 13, 2015 1:01pm
The Internet of Things (the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet while collecting and sharing information) is changing the way we use technology. Soon, almost any device in our homes, whether it's a phone, thermostat, refrigerator, fitness tracker or baby monitor, will be connected to the Internet. This growth in connectivity offers convenience and efficiencies but also concern for privacy and security. In this #ChatDPD, we discussed what increasingly connected homes mean for digital citizens and our privacy.

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