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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2008

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The Internet is supposed to make our lives better, and for most of us, that's exactly what it does. But the Internet has a dark side, and unless we take the proper precautions, this wonderful tool can end up causing us more harm than good.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's a good time to take a hard look how our online behaviors may be putting us in harm's way.

You wouldn’t leave your home unprotected at night, so why make it easy for hackers and thieves to steal you financial information, or take over your computer to hurt others? Protect yourself.

You don't have to be a computer genius to protect yourself online and you don't have to spend a lot of money.

Top 8 Cyber Security Practices from StaySafeOnline.org

GAMES from OnGuardOnline.gov

  1. Protect your personal information. It's valuable.

  2. Know who you're dealing with online.

  3. Use anti-virus software, a firewall and anti-spyware software to help keep your computer secure.

  4. Be sure to set up your operating system and Web browser software properly, and update them regularly.

  5. Use strong passwords or strong authentication technology to help protect you personal information.

  6. Back up important files.

  7. Learn what to do if something goes wrong.

  8. Protect your children online.

Cyber Savvy

How Cyber savvy are you? Take one or all of the following interactive quizzes to see just how savvy you are.

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The Case of the Cyber Criminal - A techie spy and his cunning crew are out to get your personal information. Stop them cold by proving you're ready to protect yourself online.

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Page Created: 10/8/2008
Last Updated: 07/22/2010
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