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InternetGetting Started – A Non-Technical Guide to Cyber Security - Do you have questions about what cyber security is or why you should care about it?  This handy guide will walk you through some steps you can take to make sure you are cyber secure.  It also has a glossary of terms associated with cyber security.  Check it out today so you can be safe online.

Stay Safe Online - Do you want to know how you can stay safe online?  This website is full of great information and tips from how to keep your computer clean to online shopping tips to how to keep your family safe online.

Are You The Weakest Cyber Security Link? - Are you putting your organization's technology environment at risk?  You might be and not even be aware that you are.  Seemingly innocent behavior and actions taken on the Internet can open your company up to cyber security risks like virus infections, data theft, and even data destruction.

Cyber security breaches can cause significant problems for organizations that include the time and effort required to recover from a breach, the public relations problems that can occur, and potentially the permanent loss of valuable data.  Each and every one of us has to take responsibility to make sure we are not the cause of such an incident.

Use this Workplace Security Risk Calculator to see how you score.  Review the helpful hints to see how you can reduce your organization's  risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime

Securing Data on the Go - How easy would it be for a cybercriminal to access your mobile phone, table or laptop when you are out and about?  Check out this brochure for information on who wants your information and how you can protect it.Shopping cart

Online Shopping - It is easy, convenient, and quick.  But how can you be sure you will not be taken advantage of by hackers and criminals.  Take a look here for ways that you can protect yourself when you shop online.

Keep a Clean Machine - The best defense against viruses & malware is to keep a Clean Machine. Make sure that you have the latest security software, an up to date browser, and that you regularly apply patches and updates to your operating systems. This information will help you keep a Clean Machine.

Protecting the Internet - Did you know that protecting the Internet is everyone’s responsibility?  Most of us use the Internet each and every day at work, at home, and at play.  Some of us could not do our jobs without the Internet.  It has become a vital part of modern life.  Look at this infographic to see how we depend on the Internet and what you can do to protect it.

What is Your Online Identity Risk? -   What kinds of risks lurk on the Internet each time you use it?  Because so many of us live our lives online each day, the Internet can be a treasure trove of information about you for cyber criminals.  Look at these statistics from the Pew Institute study, “Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online”:

  • 21% of internet users have had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over by someone else without permission.
  • 12% have been stalked or harassed online.
  • 11% have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information.
  • 6% have been the victim of an online scam and lost money.
  • 6% have had their reputation damaged because of something that happened online.
  • 4% have been led into physical danger because of something that happened online.

With these kinds of dangers, it is important to make sure that we all do everything we can to be safe and secure when using the Internet.  Use this online identity risk calculator to see how your online behaviors can increase the risk of identity theft.  Be sure to check out the great tips that will help you reduce your risk of identity theft online.

No cyber bullyingKeep Your Family Safe Online - For most of us the Internet is a presence in our family lives as well as our professional and personal lives.  Our children use the Internet more than we do in some cases for all kinds of things.  Homework, research, contacting friends, gaming, and just surfing are all activities that your kids probably do every day.  So it is important to think about their safety and security while they are online.  Here are several resources with tips, information and actions that you can take to make sure everyone in your family is safe and secure online.

Passwords and Securing Your Accounts - Passwords are like the keys to your house.  You would never think of sharing your house keys with a stranger.  Protect your password just like any other key, keep it safe and do not share it.  Here is more information about keeping your passwords safe and secure.   Read this article from the New York Times for tips on how to create good passwords.

What to do if you are a victim - Would you know what to do if you became a cybercrime victim?   Recovering from a cyber attack can be a time consuming, frustrating experience.  Of course the best thing would never to be a victim in the first place.  But if the worst happens here are some resources to help you bull everything back together.

Malware Goes Mobile - Malicious software—commonly referred to as “malware”—mainly targets desktop PCs. But cybercriminals are increasingly setting their sights on smartphones and other mobile devices. In spite of preventative measures like Apple’s walled garden and Google’s Bouncer application for Android, malware impacts both iOS and Android platforms. This paper includes step-by-step, platform-specific policies and strategies you can employ to protect your data and keep mobile devices safe from the malware writers determined to break into them.