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2011-05-04 07:00:00

America's K-12 schools not preparing kids for digital age, study finds WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), sponsored by Microsoft Corp., finds that schools are ill-prepared to teach students the basics of online safety, security and ethics -- skills that are necessary in today's digital times. At the surface, America's K-12 schools embrace the digital age, with dedicated computer labs,...

2011-03-09 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last 12 months, 26 percent of K-12 teachers say they've taught kids how to handle incidents of cyberbullying, while only 15 percent said they spoke to students about online "hate speech." This according to data released today by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Microsoft Corp. The survey is particularly relevant on the eve of the White House's first Conference on Bullying Prevention. President Barack Obama, First Lady...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Joe Sullivan, Facebook's chief security officer, has joined its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101004/DC76016LOGO) "The Facebook team is constantly innovating to cultivate a safe online environment and address new and...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business owners increasingly believe investments in cybersecurity are not justified by actual online threats and the majority of cybercrime is focused on attacking large companies, found a new study sponsored by Visa Inc. and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/ncsa/46105/ (Photo:...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holiday shopping season and Cyber Monday approaches, a growing majority of Americans - 64 percent - report they have not made an online purchase from a specific website because of security concerns, according to a national poll released today by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). When asked to explain why they did not make that purchase, 60 percent said it was because they were not sure if the site was secure, 51.4 percent were...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans feel their home computers are protected from viruses, malware and hackers but that confidence does not translate to their mobile devices with 87 percent of people surveyed reporting they feel safer going online with their PCs than with their phones, according to the 2010 National Cyber Security Alliance - Norton by Symantec Online Safety Study released today. The study also finds that Americans' stated confidence with their PC's...

2010-10-04 11:16:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented coalition of government, industry and non-profit organizations today unveiled the first-ever unified public awareness message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message - Stop. Think. Connect.(TM)- was revealed at the kickoff of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held every October, and will appear throughout the world. Starting today, the new message will reach millions across the globe through a...

2010-10-01 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public-private partnership focused on educating a digital citizenry to stay safe and secure online, reminds all Americans that today marks the beginning of the 7th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a coordinated effort of the NCSA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MSISAC)...

2010-09-28 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public-private partnership focused on educating a digital citizenry to stay safe and secure online, continues to see unprecedented interest and participation in the 2010 National Cyber Security Awareness Month from a variety of companies, educators and government agencies. NCSA, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center,...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

Executive Director of National Security and Cyber Policy Marcus Sachs to Serve on NCSA Board WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) announced today the appointment of Verizon Communications' Marcus Sachs to the nonprofit organization's board of directors. Sachs will represent Verizon on the board. The NCSA is a nonprofit public private partnership that brings together government, corporate, nonprofit and academic organizations to...


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