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We held a #ChatSTC Twitter chat with some of the leaders in online authentication. We discussed what two-factor authentication (otherwise known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication) is, its benefits and how to enable it and the future of online authentication.
Our carbon footprint impacts greatly on the environment; only, we don't realize it until we actually see the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and animals dying out. The same goes for our digital footprint: until we can see the damage we're potentially placing on our own security, we won't know where we're going wrong. With greenhouse emissions expected to be cut by at least 29 percent between now and 2020, the question is, can we do the same for cybercrime? If we all follow these simple steps, it's possible.
New Intel Security "Cyber Parenting" Study Sheds Light on Kids' Online Lives and Parents' Attitudes Toward Internet Safety
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.
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.
We celebrated World Password Day (May 7) 2015 with a Twitter chat on password safety. Long, strong passwords are easier than you think. Learn how with these tips.
We hosted a Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2015., discussing ways you can raise online safety education and awareness in your community.
Learn easy ways to secure your online accounts and make them practically unhackable.
Get online safety tips and learn how to give your digital lifestyle a spring cleaning. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we covered everything from how to keep your devices safe to social media and passwords.
We're going to discuss some of the steps you can take to make your home network a little more secure. Nothing is 100% foolproof, but there are steps you can take - using a layered approach - that will improve your online security and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
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.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT., which urges us to stop and think before we go online, is the perfect theme for NCSA’s cybersecurity education and awareness program, and the good news is that a little thinking goes a long way in keeping you safe.
Summer is a popular time for travel, and while staying connected can enrich your travel experience, it is important to take note of potential security issues before using the Internet on the go.
The National Cyber Security Alliance, RSA Conference, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Microsoft, McAfee, Juniper Security and others discussed public-private efforts to promote online safety education and resources, live from the RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.'s first #ChatSTC of 2014 covered helpful online safety tips to start the new year, and discussed changes to gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains with the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also a time of increased opportunity for cybercrime. Intel, McAfee and others joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss how to protect our digital lives during holiday season, as we travel, shop online, and unwrap newly gifted devices.
Linda McCarthy, author of the new ebook "Digital Drama," joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., iKeepSafe, Microsoft, and other guests to discuss online safety for teens and parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LGBT Technology Partnership, Microsoft and other guests joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. to discuss online safety tips for LGBT communities in honor of Internet Safety Month and LGBT Pride Month. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Visa Security, the Consumer Federation of America and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and other guests on Twitter for a chat about phishing attacks, one of the leading causes of hacked accounts and identity theft.
Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
Identity protection firm CSID and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT. for a Twitter chat to discuss how parents can combat a growing but relatively underreported cybercrime: child identity theft.
Digital industry leaders from RSA, Microsoft, AT&T and others answered questions about information security issues during a Twitter Chat from the RSA Conference in San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://stopthinkconnect.org/get-involved/twitter-chats/
Bobbie Stempfley, acting assistant secretary for cybersecurity & communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discussed cybersecurity workforce development, the importance of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, and online safety and security issues from the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The Manti Te'o scandal raises important questions about online reputation, privacy, and creating relationships online.
We recently joined STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and Family Friendly Video Games and other guests to discuss video game safety information, tips and other resources for parents who are giving games this holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., McAfee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other guests to discuss tips for safe online shopping ahead of Cyber Monday and the holiday season. Here's a partial transcript of the chat.
While the primary concern is always being able to provide shelter and food for you and your loved ones during severe weather, it is also important to have a plan in place for when your technology devices stop working.
Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. & Safer Online by Microsoft for a back to school online safety Twitter chat. Here is a partial transcript of the chat.
What better way to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with our new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters and videos?