Tips & Advice

June 10, 2015
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.
March 26, 2015
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.
February 26, 2015
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.
October 10, 2014
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.
July 25, 2014
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.
January 16, 2014
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.
November 21, 2013
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.
August 06, 2013
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.
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.
June 29, 2013
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.
June 26, 2013
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.
June 20, 2013
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.
June 13, 2013
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.
May 16, 2013
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.
April 03, 2013
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.
March 14, 2013
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.
March 01, 2013
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/
February 28, 2013
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.
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.
October 31, 2012
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.
August 30, 2012
Need a funny reminder to help you make your passwords long, strong and unique? This should do the trick.
August 14, 2012
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
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?