The Stay Safe Online Blog

Dec 9, 2014 5:25am
There is a golden rule of customer data: you are responsible for all customer data that you request. Using this as a guideline, check out these best practices for taking care of customer data.
Dec 4, 2014 7:56am
The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center and the New York University (NYU) Information Law Institute recently partnered to host a symposium on student privacy in higher education entitled "Building Privacy into Data-Driven Education." The event examined the new ethical concerns, legal questions and institutional challenges raised by the growth in use of data-driven platforms at higher education institutions.
Dec 2, 2014 8:47am
Privacy as a relevant everyday concept has been pushing its way into the mainstream, and the events of the last couple of years have accelerated that trend. It's unfamiliar territory for us - is privacy trendy?
Nov 24, 2014 7:00am
A debilitating cyber attack on the U.S. electrical grid has yet to make headlines, but utility companies, federal agencies and state and local governments are increasingly engaged in dialogue and training around that eventuality, according to panelists at a recent discussion hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
Nov 20, 2014 1:07pm
With millions of people online and connected - from grandkids to grandparents - it's more important than ever to help one another identify the online threats that target each generation. Let's discuss what preventative steps we can take to ensure cyber safety for all.
Nov 20, 2014 6:35am
As the holiday shopping bustle approaches, don't just think about buying the perfect gift and getting a great deal. For a happy and healthy season, remember that being cyber secure when you make your holiday purchases online is just as important!
Nov 18, 2014 12:20pm
At the Privacy Identity Innovation conference last week, Metanautix's Jim Adler proposed that, while transparency can be a good "disinfectant" for companies to adopt, "disinfectants sting." Adopting transparency is "meant to hurt a little." It’s a smart observation, and it’s worth exploring from both sides. Why does transparency sting, and is it worth the short-term pain?
Nov 11, 2014 7:28am
When you visit a webpage, loads of information is traded back and forth between your browser and the web server. This transfer was designed to make sure that the server has all the information it needs to properly display the page you're looking at. But the architecture of the web means that all of this information is available on every single call. Learn more about what your browser communicates when you surf the web.
Nov 6, 2014 1:08pm
Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust," and your organization has a role to play. To get involved today, register your organization as a DPD Champion.
Nov 5, 2014 7:14am
Finding the right balance when it comes to social media sharing isn't an easy feat, but there are several things you can do to protect your personal information on social media.

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