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Prevention Tips

Cyber Security

Because we as individuals and businesses rely on computers for nearly everything in our daily lives, we need to be aware of the risks of using computers and to take appropriate measures to minimize the dangers. Among these dangers are viruses that erase or corrupt information in computers, viruses that infect computers and then propagate and infect other computers, hackers that break into computers and create mischief or steal information, employees who steal confidential business information, predators who attempt to meet and sexually exploit children, etc. This web page contains cyber security tips for protecting against viruses and spyware, preventing and dealing with ID theft, using the Internet, preventing Wi-Fi hacking, and dealing with hotspot dangers. It also contains a variety of specific tips for businesses and parents.

Additional Information

The Computer Emergency Readiness Team of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security provides additional information on cyber security, including tips on general security topics, dealing with attacks and threats, e-mail and communications, mobile devices, privacy, safe browsing, software, and applications.