The Stay Safe Online Blog
Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global initiative organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. This year, SID is on February 10. Join us as we talk about online safety for #SID2015 and what you can do year-round to keep yourself and your family safer and more secure online.
Passwords have been used for thousands of years. They are still here today, though, and have proved their staying power.
In honor of Data Privacy Day, NCSA and the Georgia Institute of Technology's Scheller College of Business and School of Interactive Computing held an interactive, lively and revealing conversation with leading technology and privacy experts. The discussion centered on the future of health privacy and the pioneering technologies that are changing the game.
It may sound ridiculous at first, but a strategic deployment of the most common and visible form of personally identifiable information - the humble email address - might be enough to send a would-be identity thief packing to an easier mark.
Here are 10 ways to safeguard your information from the most common threats and vulnerabilities that put you, your family and your office at risk.
An anonymous, unnamed CEO for a popular transparency company whose mascot is a ghost is fond of saying "running a business these days would be easy - if it weren't for all the people and computers." It's a joke meant to add perspective to everyday problems - but it can also apply to just trying to comfortably exist in the "Information Age."
We need to prioritize the importance of developing a comprehensive plan for data privacy and student learning - one that is thoughtful, balanced and comprehensive. We don't want to get this wrong. We can't. Too much is at stake for this and the next generation of students.
It's time for a reality check: complete anonymity online is not possible. The myth distracts people from what they should really be looking for in privacy programs and services: transparency, trust, ease of use, performance and reliability.
Data never dies. And data doesn't have a conscience - this immortal resource comes with significant risk. Time for a closer look.
While constant connectivity has its benefits, the rise of mobile devices and the proliferation of WiFi networks can be a dangerous coupling. In fact, many WiFi hotspot users are unaware of the inherent risks that the technology poses - such as an increased risk of identity theft, hacking and compromised bank accounts.
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