Danielle Taylor, Digital Media Coordinator, National Cyber Security Alliance

Recent Posts

February 05, 2018
This chat will share online safety tips and resources and highlight how you can get involved in this year’s Safer Internet Day efforts.
    January 24, 2018
    In this Twitter chat, we discussed the importance of safeguarding data at your organization, things to consider in protecting this information and how you can foster a culture of privacy awareness at all levels.
      January 17, 2018
      This Twitter chat – in honor of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28 – highlighted how you can manage your Internet of Me and the personal information it collects.
        January 10, 2018
        Did you know that Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day? This day reminds us of the importance of privacy and ​protecting personal information. ​Data about yourself​ and ​your friends and family is continuously being collected and shared, which could affect your life in many ways. Data about you can be used in a variety of ways, sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect or even approve. That’s why it is important to understand the value of your personal information and how to manage it when possible. This Twitter chat discussed why privacy is important and what you can do to protect your personal information.
          December 14, 2017
          This #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared how you can protect yourself and your information and make online safety part of the conversation.
            November 01, 2017
            This Twitter chat shared simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
              October 26, 2017
              In this NCSAM Twitter chat, we discussed the many exciting and rewarding opportunities in the field of cybersecurity and provide tips and resources for both new and seasoned professionals looking to gain cybersecurity expertise.
                October 19, 2017
                This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – highlighted the growing Internet of Things and discuss how to use cutting-edge technology in safer and more secure ways.
                  October 12, 2017
                  This Twitter chat showcased how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience.
                    October 05, 2017
                    Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility, and it’s critical for any internet user to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. This Twitter chat – coinciding with Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 – addressed the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provided simple steps to protect against these threats and highlighted what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime.
                      October 03, 2017
                      For the first time, in honor of Cyber SecurityAwareness Month (CSAM), internationally renowned government and industry experts gathered to explore major cybersecurity issues during a daylong event hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Organization of American States (OAS). NCSA and partners hosted a pre-eventTwitter chat live from the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., to kick off the day’s festivities and discuss the global launch of CSAM and key topics and issues highlighted. Participants were then invited to tune into the daylong activities online through the event livestream.
                        September 14, 2017
                        National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is only two weeks away, and everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. This year’s NCSAM will have a global focus, as cybersecurity becomes more of a priority for every consumer and organization around the world. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discusses what NCSAM is all about, what’s coming up this October and how you can learn more and join the greater effort.
                          August 24, 2017
                          As the new school year begins at colleges and universities, students are planning their class schedules, reconnecting with friends and buying new textbooks, supplies and technology. It's also important to remember to add privacy and online safety to the top of your back-to-school checklist. Protecting your accounts, devices and personal information, being savvy about what you post on social media and knowing how to own your online presence can help you put your best foot forward. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared tips to assist students in higher education in managing their privacy and security as they continue their academic pursuits.
                            July 20, 2017
                            Warmer weather means more free time for social media, gaming, online dating/meetup apps and connecting with friends and family both near and far. But before you make a splash, don’t forget online safety, security and privacy – this #ChatSTC Twitter chat shared tips for safely navigating your summer adventures from a digital perspective.
                              June 22, 2017
                              June marks the start of summer – and Internet Safety Month,too. Whether you’re shopping online for gifts for your dad or grad, spending more time with family now that kids are out of school, taking a summer vacation or gathering with friends, it’s important to keep safe online practices in mind. June is also LGBT Pride Month, a good time to think about the unique challenges LGBTQ individuals face when interacting with technology. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat explored a variety of internet safety issues and shared tips for protecting yourself, your loved ones and the larger digital community this summer.
                                May 25, 2017
                                It's important to keep cybersecurity and privacy in mind while navigating your summer travel plans. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to discuss steps you can take to protect yourself, your devices and your information and enjoy a safe, stress-free summer escape.
                                  April 20, 2017
                                  The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau encourage everyone to make digital spring cleaning an annual ritual to help protect their personal data. Get your online life in order this spring –and protect your, your company’s and your family’s sensitive information – by cleansing cyber clutter. This Twitter chat discussed simple steps consumers and organizations can take to be more #CyberAware this sprin gand all year round. Use #ChatSTC to join!
                                    March 16, 2017
                                    Tax Day is only a month away, and the filing deadline will be here before you know it. With tax identity theft on the rise, this busy online timeframe is prime for cyber thieves and their devious online scams. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can better spot cyber tricks this tax season, the steps you can take to proactively protect your information and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
                                      February 14, 2017
                                      You probably know what your kids should be doing to be safe online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a way that resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSA® Conference to discuss best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-connected world. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.
                                        February 06, 2017
                                        Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!
                                          January 18, 2017
                                          Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.
                                            December 07, 2016
                                            The holidays are quickly approaching, and shoppers are visiting their favorite websites to buy gifts for friends and family. When shopping online this season, it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss cybersecurity and privacy as they relate to buying gifts online and share how you can avoid scams, safeguard your personal information and enjoy a more safe and secure holiday shopping season.
                                              November 03, 2016
                                              As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month begins in November. This chat discussed the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
                                                October 27, 2016
                                                This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow.
                                                  October 20, 2016
                                                  Knowing how to spot cybercrime – and fighting it – is a challenge we all face, and promoting a more secure internet is a responsibility we all share. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime.
                                                    October 13, 2016
                                                    This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round.
                                                      October 06, 2016
                                                      Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet.
                                                        August 18, 2016
                                                        Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.
                                                          July 14, 2016
                                                          The summer travel season is upon us, and many of us take our connected devices – whether work or personal – with us on vacation. There are pros and cons to this constant connectivity, and some opt to use vacations as a time to unplug from their digital lives. This #ChatSTC chat discussed how our always-on world can impact our travel experience and share tips for having a safe, enjoyable and #CyberAware summer vacation.
                                                            July 05, 2016
                                                            STOP. THINK. CONNECT. asks TeleSign questions about its new report, "Beyond the Password: The Future of Account Security." The TeleSign team also shares tips and best practices for keeping your online accounts safer and more secure.
                                                              June 09, 2016
                                                              June is Internet Safety Month, and it’s also the heart of wedding season. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed how couples can practice good online safety through every step of the wedding-planning process and how their guests can be cyber-smart, too.
                                                                April 07, 2016
                                                                Each October, you may take extra steps to improve your cybersecurity, online safety and privacy in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). However, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind you of the importance of cleaning up your cyber clutter in the spring, too, as part of your spring cleaning routine. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed ways you can get a fresh start with your online life this spring.
                                                                  February 09, 2016
                                                                  Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we discussed our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day.
                                                                    January 27, 2016
                                                                    Jan. 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to promote awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. This #ChatSTC can help you get ready for the day, get tips for protecting personal information and owning your online presence and learn how you can take action in support of the privacy awareness effort.
                                                                      January 20, 2016
                                                                      Data Privacy Day is coming up on Jan. 28, and it’s a great time for businesses to ensure they know how to create cultures of privacy at work. Digital citizens value transparency, or understanding how businesses collect, use and share their information – in other words, privacy is good for business. This chat will shared tips on how businesses can be #PrivacyAware, better address consumer privacy concerns and practice data stewardship.
                                                                        December 17, 2015
                                                                        2016 is fast approaching, and with the new year comes self reflection and the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to ensure a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. As you make your New Year’s resolutions to improve your offline life, it’s a good time to set goals for protecting your online one as well. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed setting digital resolutions for the year ahead and how online safety, privacy and security can factor in to your 2016 goals.
                                                                          November 19, 2015
                                                                          As the holiday season approaches, many of us are traveling, buying holiday gifts and visiting with friends and family. It's important to keep online safety and privacy in mind as you book travel, head out on the road and do your holiday shopping. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat highlighted ways you can protect yourself and your information and make online safety part of the family conversation this holiday season.
                                                                          July 08, 2013
                                                                          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.
                                                                          January 17, 2013
                                                                          The Manti Te'o scandal raises important questions about online reputation, privacy, and creating relationships online.
                                                                          December 20, 2012
                                                                          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.
                                                                          November 15, 2012
                                                                          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.
                                                                          August 30, 2012
                                                                          Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
                                                                          August 02, 2012
                                                                          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.
                                                                            August 02, 2012
                                                                            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.
                                                                            October 21, 2011
                                                                            What better way to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with our new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters and videos?