With the ever increasing usage of computers and the Internet in people’s daily lives, there is also an escalating concern with safety and security when using them. Hackers, viruses, scams, and other crimes have become more common as criminals look to utilize this medium to take advantage of unwilling and unsuspecting users.

However, the federal government, states, companies, and organizations are working with each other to make the Internet safer. But citizens need to do their part as well. Education is critical to ensuring one’s safety when using the Internet. Users must take certain precautions to protect their computers, their personal information, and even themselves from hackers, scams, and predators.

Cyber Safefy Tips

Online safety is paramount not just for consumers, parents, and children but also for broadband and internet companies. If consumers can’t use the internet safely then it will greatly inhibit the adoption of services and products these companies offer.

In addition to ongoing efforts to improve the safety of the services and products there are numerous initiatives that have been established by companies, associations, etc. to educate consumers, parents, and childern about online safety and provide them knowledge on how to hareness the amazing benefits of the Internet safely. Below are just a few of many sites that provide valuable information to online users.

Project Online Safety

National Cyber Security Alliance website

i-Safe, Inc. (a non-profit foundation endorsed by Congress)

In September, the State of Colorado, with the assistance of the US-Cert and the Carnegie Mellon University, released a Monthly Cyber Security Tips documents that can help you recognize and protect yourself from attacks.