With the proliferation of malware, viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, spam, hackers, credit card, phishing scams and other cyber threats and online fraud, it can be a daunting task to keep up and to have the right tools at your disposal to ward of these threats.
The one thing to always keep in mind is that if it sounds too good to be true, there is a good chance it is. Not falling for the tricks from cyber hackers, fraudsters and other online criminals is the first thing we have to learn, to protect our own computers, our sites and our potential customers and visitors.
While shopping online offers numerous benefits, there are also real threats such as loss of identity, loss of funds and loss of business. The following resources can help your site security and help your site visitors gain more confidence when doing business with you.
Here are a list of resources to get you started:
ThreatTrack Security’s Cyber Preppers Guide Volume One 1
ThreatTrack Security’s Cyber Preppers Guide Volume 2
The Center for Internet Security focuses on enhancing the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities, with a commitment to excellence through collaboration
Microsoft Safety and Security Has free security downloads, virus removal software, online support and more.
OnGuardOnline.gov: This web site provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
OnGuardOnline.gov’s “Computer Security” – Provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal …
StaySafeOnline.org: Simple steps, practices and resources you can use to learn the basics on how to better secure their home computer from cyber threats.
Security Standards and Resources: A compilation of industry and higher education security standard, data breach compilations, security trends, and non-UCSC cyber security news.
StopBadware.org is a partnership among academic institutions, technology industry leaders, and volunteers, all of whom are committed to protecting Internet and computer users from the threats to privacy and security that are caused by bad software. We are a leading independent authority on trends in badware and its distribution, and a focal point for the development of collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware.
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