BBB advises consumers of contributed efforts for online safety
October marks the 10th anniversary of Cyber Security Awareness Month. Do you know how to protect your identity online? Better Business Bureau has joined with the National Cyber Security Alliance’s STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign to educate the public about online scams and how to respond to them effectively if they do occur.
Every consumer who uses digital technology devices at home or in the office needs to play a part in cyber security. If you open a virus-ridden email attachment at work, for example, you could infect your entire company’s computer network. Savvy Cybercriminals have become experts at luring people into clicking dangerous links or opening phony email attachments.
The Department of Homeland Security advises consumers to:
Stop. Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
Think. Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.
Connect. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
In addition, BBB recommends the following:
For more tips from the STOP. THINK. CONNECT campaign, visit Stay Safe Online.