#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re highlighting how you can use NCSAM as an opportunity to keep yourself and your loved ones safer online.
Timely Resource from NCSA
- Online Cybersecurity Advice for All Digital Citizens: The internet is a shared resource, and securing it is our shared global responsibility. NCSA created an infographic with seven core online safety tips you can follow to be more secure in your daily activities online. Download it as a tip sheet, too!
New Blog Posts
- Stop Worrying and Step Up Your Online Safety Today: If you’re like most people, you worry about the security of your online accounts and for good reason. Whether your passwords and phone number were stolen in the recent high-profile social media hack or you fell victim to the massive phishing scam from earlier this year, the internet can sometimes feel like it’s full of traps waiting to trip you up. Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to step up your security game and surf the internet with greater peace of mind. Ryan Disraeli, co-founder and vice president of TeleSign, shares simple online safety tips you and your family can follow.
Q&A With Eva Velasaquez of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) – The Red Flags of Child Identity Theft and How to Recover: One of the top consumer online safety concerns is identity theft, a crime that involves the unauthorized use of victims’ personal information, like credit and banking data and Social Security numbers. There is one group we may want to pay especially close attention to protecting from this crime – children. ITRC President and CEO Eva Velasquez highlights how and why criminals go after children’s information, the impact of children’s information being compromised and what parents can do to protect their children’s identities and recover from an incident.
Online Safety in the News
- Quiz: Can You Spot an Online Scam?: More than 3 out of every 5 American and Canadian seniors have been the target or victim of an online scam according to a 2016 Home Instead, Inc. survey. Quiz yourself and/or older adults around you to see how well you can spot an online scam.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Computer Security: This article from the FTC discusses how to secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers and identity thieves.
- Avril Lavigne Rated “Most Dangerous Celebrity” Online: Avril Lavigne is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to the cybersecurity company McAfee. The singer-songwriter topped McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities study this year. Learn more about this report and avoiding malicious sites.
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