Governments, businesses and individuals are all at risk of becoming victims of cybercrimes. Dangers can come from “phishing scams” that trick people into providing sensitive information, to viruses and malware that infect computers and devices from any number of sources. While these threats are always present, the best defense against them is information. Some of the easiest safeguards are:
- Do not share passwords
- Use complex and long passwords (15 characters)
- Don’t click on links in the body of an email unless you are positive it is okay
- Keep your operating systems and antivirus software up to date
- If you receive an urgent or emergency request via email, phone or by other means, be cautious and verify before you offer any information
Want to know more? Below are several resources to help everyone avoid becoming victims of one of these crimes.