With every new report of malware, viruses, phishing campaigns, and data breaches, the Internet can seem like a more and more dangerous place. Fortunately, there are many ways you can protect yourself, and October—National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—is the perfect time to learn about them.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) provides tips and resources on online safety, including how to secure your accounts and devices and what to do if you are a victim of identity fraud or cybercrime, at staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online.
The NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Stop.Think.Connect campaign provides useful tips on identifying phishing emails and suspicious websites at www.stopthinkconnect.org.
Smartphone Security Checker
The Federal Communications Commission offers a guide for protecting your mobile devices at www.fcc.gov/smartphone-security.