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  • Blog Post: Do you feel safe from online deception?

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and Microsoft supports the national campaign for cyber security education and awareness put forth by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Our support includes releasing the results of the NCSAM 2012 online scam defense survey . The...
  • Blog Post: Share the responsibility: Microsoft on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Microsoft supports the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) with free resources and research about how each of us—individuals, families, schools, organizations, industry, and government—can do our part to help create a safer digital world. Some of the resources: ...
  • Blog Post: Botnets: Are you protected?

    This year one of the main focuses of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the increasing risk of computer botnets and other types of malicious software (also known as malware). Microsoft is fighting the war against botnets on both the technological and the legal fronts. To learn more about...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    On October 1, President Obama signed a proclamation recognizing October as National Cyber Security Awareness month . Microsoft has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month by helping to increase awareness about Internet security...
  • Blog Post: Worried about ID theft? You’re not alone

    Americans are just as worried about losing personal and financial information online as they are about losing their jobs, a study by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) finds. According to the poll, fifty-four percent of Americans were "extremely...
  • Blog Post: Four steps to protect yourself online

    The National Cyber Security Alliance recently hosted a discussion about the role of the individual in computer security . Representatives from Microsoft and other companies agreed that businesses are responsible for providing security tools in addition to education and they discussed the steps that individuals...
  • Blog Post: U.S. government hosts cybersecurity awareness challenge

    If you read this blog, you probably have at least a passing interest in learning about online safety or teaching others about it. Whether you’re an IT professional, a teacher, a parent, or just someone who happens to know a lot about cybersecurity, the U.S. government wants you. The United States...
  • Blog Post: Study delves deep into school cybersecurity curriculums

    Last month the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) released a study about how cybersecurity and cybersafety are taught in United States schools. Researchers interviewed more than 1,000 teachers, 400 school administrators, and 200 technology coordinators. Microsoft sponsored the study (“The State...
  • Blog Post: Stay safer online: October is National Cyber Security Month

    October is National Cyber Security Month and Microsoft is teaming up once again with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help increase awareness about Internet security issues. The goal of our online materials is to help you educate yourself, your families, your friends, your students, your...
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