Internet Security and Privacy

Identity Theft, Data Privacy and Cyber Security, from Mass.gov. Includes information on data breaches, preventing identity theft, spotting a scam, and protecting your privacy.

Federal Trade Commission - The FTC's Consumer Information homepage includes links to file a consumer complaint, report identity theft, and learn about recent scam alerts.

On Guard Online, from the Federal Trade Commission. At this federal government website, learn how to stay safe and secure while using the Internet. Includes tips for using public WiFi networks and recognizing online scams.

Online Safety, from USA.gov - Tips on how to recognize different types of Internet fraud and scams, plus information on how to report an Internet-related crime.

Stay Safe Online, from the National Cyber Security Alliance. Online safety resources for individuals and businesses.

Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords, from ConnectSafely.org - Learn how to create secure passwords that are more difficult for others to guess.

Internet Safety, from GCF Learn Free. A guide with tips on major areas of staying safe online, including how to identify spam and scams, secure online payments and shopping, and safe practices while using wireless networks or mobile devices.

Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF is a non-profit organization that champions “civil liberties in the digital world”, including security and privacy.

Privacy Issues, from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), an independent non-profit research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC "focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet."

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (privacyrights.org):  Empowers individuals to protect their privacy by providing direct one-to-one assistance, creating original educational publications, and advocating for consumer-friendly policy.

CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a part of the Department of Homeland Security, "provides extensive cybersecurity and infrastructure security knowledge and practices" to its partners and "shares that knowledge to enable better risk management."

 

Last updated on 09.24.2019