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Here are helpful links from the National Cybersecurity Alliance’s sponsors, partners and friends to help you and your friends and family be safer and more secure online.
The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides online safety and identity resources, help for victims of fraud or scams, watchdog alerts, cybersecurity quizzes, videos and more.
The APWG is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing and email spoofing of all types. Its website includes ways to report phishing, resources and news.
- AT&T Aspire is a campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition.
- Digital You, created in collaboration with Common Sense Media, can help you with privacy, safety and security as you connect online, whether you’re getting your first device, your child is starting to explore the internet or you rely on your smartphone for everything from paying the bills to taking photographs.
- AT&T Smart Controls is a comprehensive parental control package that allows you to control what children can do and view online.
The BBB works to promote an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.
CDT works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies.
Information and resources for high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in computer science.
ConnectSafely has basic guidelines for teens and parents about cyberbullying, sexting, social networking and more.
Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach, and issue-focused advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide to assert their rights in the marketplace and financially prosper.
Control With Cable is an initiative of the cable industry to educate parents about online safety and appropriate use of the internet by their children. Control With Cable’s “Control, Education, Choice” guidebook teaches parents how to keep their family safer online.
The Cyberbullying Research Center provides advice for victims of cyberbullying, research, information on laws, presentations and more.
CyberDegrees.org provides a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cybersecurity degrees and a wealth of information on cybersecurity career paths, security clearances, professional security certifications, free online security courses and more.
Here are resources from popular ecommerce site eBay that cab help you manage your eBay account’s security and privacy.
- How to Report Inappropriate Buying and Selling
- Managing Unwanted Email
- Security Center
- What to Do If You Suspect Account Theft
Enough is Enough is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to make the internet safer for children and families. Enough is Enough focuses specifically on online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation.
ESRB is a nonprofit self-regulatory body that assigns age and content ratings for video games and mobile apps so parents can make informed choices. As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices under its Privacy Online program.
- Facebook’s Help Center can help you learn how to use Facebook, manage your account and learn about privacy and safety.
- Facebook Security helps you protect your account and the information you share.
- The Family Safety Center shares resources for parents, teachers, teens and law enforcement to help start the conversation about online safety.
- Report Something can help you report inappropriate or abusive content, fraudulent accounts, spam, malicious apps and more on Facebook.
FOSI works to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
The Consumer Help Center helps you get the best value from your telephone, TV and internet service, file a complaint or learn about the FCC’s consumer protection regulations.
The FTC works to protect America’s consumers by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive and unfair business practices and enhancing informed consumer choice and public understanding.
- FTC Complaint Assistant helps you file a complaint, whether you’re reporting identity theft, a scam, unwanted messages, credit and debt issues or another concern.
- IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft.
- Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online offers free resources about kids’ online safety and resources for teaching people in your community about these issues.
- OnGuardOnline shares free online security tips and resources you can use and share with friends, family, coworkers and community members.
- YouAreHere is a site owned and operated by the FTC. Set in a virtual mall, it provides a series of interactive games concerning advertising targeted at kids and how they can determine which ads are misleading.
Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League that allows consumers to file complaints and access information on new and classic scams, prevention tips, alerts and more.
Generation YES programs teach and empower students to solve technology problems in their schools and communities. The site’s K-12 education resources include white papers, how-to guides, research summaries, handouts, slideshows and videos.
This site is a useful source for families to learn how to protect themselves from online danger and create the safest online experience possible. The glossary and kid sites are great resources for parents teaching their children about the internet.
- Can’t Sign in to Your Google Account can help you if you are having trouble accessing your account.
- Gmail Help has resources and advice for managing your Gmail account, reading and organizing emails, optimizing your settings and fixing a problem.
- The Google Official Blog‘s security posts provide insights from Google employees into online safety with their products, technology and Google culture. The blog also offers helpful suggestions on how to make the most of your online experiences.
- The Google Safety Center helps consumers make safety choices that fit their families.
The ITRC is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support and public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.
The iKeepSafe Coalition seeks to give parents, educators, and policymakers the information and tools which power them to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology and the internet.
The IRS is the United States’ tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
- Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance
- Protecting Your Social Security Number
- Report Phishing and Online Scams
The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s IC3 is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cybercrime.
The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by public interest groups, corporations and associations representative of the diversity of the internet community. The foundation works to promote the Internet as a valuable communications medium while also educating the public about its challenges.
JustAskGemalto.com is run by Gemalto, a company that provides products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity and access management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security and many other applications. JustAskGemalto.com is devoted to answering questions about digital services and security technologies and provides the latest technology news, how-to videos and links to related sites.
Follow these six simple steps to gain peace of mind and more control over your online security.
- McAfee Mobile Security has a free mobile security app and resources to protect your mobile devices.
- McAfee Blog Central provides blog posts and resources on online safety and security for consumers and businesses.
- The Microsoft Secure Blog offers guidance on how to better protect your devices from threats such as malware, viruses and spyware. It gives information about identity theft, spam and phishing attacks and alerts readers when Microsoft issues security updates.
- The Safety and Security Center offers tools and resources to help you keep your family, yourself and your connected devices protected.
- The Trust Center is a resource for learning how Microsoft implements and supports security, privacy, compliance and transparency in its cloud products and services. It provides in-depth information and resources about security, privacy and more.
NCMEC is a nonprofit whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.
- CyberTipline provides the public and electronic service providers with the ability to report instances of online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names and misleading words or digital images on the internet.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. It is one of the nation’s leading victim advocacy organizations. The National Center’s website provides a broad range of information on a variety of victim topics.
NCPC’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members and coordinate with local agencies.
Net Family News is a blog written by Anne Collier that provides advice for parents about how to keep their kids safe online.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement officials. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
The Social Security Administration’s OIG takes reports of alleged fraud, waste or abuse.
Find crime victim services in three easy steps: selecting an area, targeting your search and selecting a subcategory of crime or service.
Whether it’s overtly aggressive or not, bullying is detrimental to students of all ages. The various forms that bullying can take — verbal, social, physical, and cyber — present different challenges, but all are ultimately harmful. Learn more about common forms of bullying, victims and effects of bullying and how to prevent cyberbullying.
PayPal shares resources and tips to help you manage your account and its security.
Internet safety: A Guide to Safe Online Shopping for Seniors is a guide that provides in-depth information about how to navigate online shopping securely without falling prey to scams, viruses, or identity fraud. The guide can help seniors learn about the dangers of online shopping, navigate the process securely, and find the best deals to save money on online purchases.
SANS Securing the Human
OUCH! is a free security awareness newsletter designed for everyone – published every month and in multiple languages. Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and shares actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their families and their organizations.
The mission of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to teach kids safety before they go online. Using traditional learning tools, such as children’s picture books, Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on preparing children to be more cautious online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on engraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children. Targeting children at the preschool level will enable appropriate decision making to be second nature for kids as they grow surrounded by a world filled with interactive technology.
Silent Circle, founded by some of the best minds in mobile technology, encryption, security and privacy, keeps conversations between employees, customers and partners private.
- The Power of Privacy is a documentary in which journalist Aleks Krotoski travels the world to explore the challenges of digital privacy in the 21st century and to discover how we can take back control of our personal and professional lives.
Personal finance site The Simple Dollar’s resource on credit card fraud discusses how thieves get and use victims’ information when committing credit card fraud, how to protect yourself from credit card fraud and what to do if you become a victim.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. The National Cybersecurity Alliance, in partnership with the APWG, continue to lead the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.
Turn It On is a free resource with the goal of bringing awareness to the benefits of 2FA. This site provides an explanation of 2FA and how it protects online accounts from compromise as well as a directory of step-by-step tutorials on enabling the security feature on 100s of top websites.
Stay safe and in control of your Twitter experience with these resources.
- My Account Has Been Hacked has steps to take if you’re unable to log in to your Twitter account.
- Twitter Safety & Security shares information on Twitter’s safety philosophy and helps you understand your settings and how to manage your experience on Twitter, handle issues online and access other useful resources.
Two Factor Auth is a list of websites and whether or not they support 2FA.
College cyberbullying can make simply leaving the dorm a nightmare. Understanding what it is and what drives bullies to do what they do can go a long way toward helping students figure out how to curtail the problem.
US-CERT is the result of a partnership between DHS and the public and private sectors. US-CERT provides a way for citizens, businesses and other institutions to communicate and coordinate directly with the U.S. government about cyber security. This site is a useful source of high-level cybersecurity information.
- Security Tips shares advice for common security issues, including securing your voter registration data, dealing with cyberbullies, staying safer on social networking and email and protecting your mobile devices.
The mission of DOJ is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail.
- File a Complaint allows consumers to report mail fraud or theft, identity theft and/or unsolicited sexually-oriented advertising.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. DHS co-leads Cybersecurity Awareness Month with the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
This hub contains guides, tips and tutorials on a variety of topics for the digital world, ranging from cybersecurity, helpful phone tips, online safety and identity theft protection.
WiredSafety is the first online safety, education and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites and helping victims of cyber harassment, it now provides one-to-one help, resources and extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.
The World Privacy Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest research group focused on conducting in-depth research, analysis and consumer education in the area of data privacy. The World Privacy Forum focuses on pressing and emerging issues and among one of the only privacy-focused NGOs conducting independent, original, longitudinal research.
- Health Privacy
- Medical Identity Theft
- Mobile Privacy
- Patient’s Guide to HIPAA: What is HIPAA and Why Should You Care?
Get resources to help manage your Yahoo account.
- Help Center provides tips for fixing problems with signing in to your account, changing or resetting your password, managing your account recovery methods, adding two-step verification and more.
- Recognize and Secure a Hacked Yahoo Mail Account shares important steps to take if your account has been compromised.
Here are resources to help you manage your YouTube account and protect yourself on the platform.
- Fix Hacked YouTube Account shares ways to tell if your account has been compromised and tips for protecting it.
- Flag Inappropriate Content allows users to report videos, comments, channels and/or playlists that may not be appropriate.
- Harassment and Cyberbullying discusses how to identify harassment and how to prevent and recover from mistreatment.
VPN Guru released a guide for women and girls to combat harassment online.