Published on Jan 27, 2015
The biggest risk to you and your company's privacy is your smartphone.
Some of the most popular apps on your smartphone ask for permissions that expose data to outside sources. We asked people on the street to read some of these permissions out loud so we could capture their reactions.
Malware is short for “malicious software." It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your online activity. Learn more about how to avoid, detect, and get rid of malware.
The game is designed primarily for developers working on Web applications who do not specialize in security. If you're a connoisseur of online hacking challenges you'll find the first few levels quite easy, but you just might learn something useful along the way.
Play the game to find out your personal identity risk score and get practical tips on how you can keep your online identity protected.
Just answer 10 questions about your online activities to calculate your personal identity risk score.
Discover how your online activities - from banking and shopping to the types of social networking sites you visit - may potentially make you more vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Play today!
Published on Jan 28, 2014
Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. DPD is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. - www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about
"When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it's called phishing. Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don't click on links within them either - even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. It isn't. Legitimate businesses don't ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels." - www.onguardonline.gov/phishing
Published on Jul 25, 2013
As technology has evolved over the past two centuries, so have our expectations about privacy. This new digital world allows us to connect with each other with increasing ease, but it has also left our personal information readily available, and our privacy vulnerable. Cultural norms have pushed us all online, seemingly at the mercy of whatever terms of service are put before us...
Published on Jan 14, 2013
SANS and EDUCAUSE have developed a free privacy awareness video that colleges and universities can use during Data Privacy Month in January, and throughout the year, in their privacy education and training efforts. High and low resolution versions of the video are available.