Safe surfing can be tricky. Both on the water and on the internet! Every site is a potential risk. Malicious hackers who once used adult and gambling sites to distribute malware and infect victims have shifted focus to more mainstream, popular and trusted sites like those of your bank, favorite online store or social media.
Skilled predators are looking for victims at every turn – and there is no shortage of people who are trapped by the endless onslaught of scams. From alleged Amber Alerts and lost children to celebrity hoaxes and fake charities, internet users have to make intelligent choices every day. There are many things that you can do to learn how to surf the internet with a great deal more privacy and security than you might now. Paying attention to a few clues can also help protect our organization from malware infections, unauthorized access or APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) and save you from identity theft or worse!
So let’s play a game of, “NO, DON’T CLICK THAT!” Would you click on any of these?
If you wouldn’t click on any of those, CONGRATS! You think BEFORE you click!
We all want to stay safe online in our personal life, our professional life and our mobile life. So as you read through this issue, consider each topic from all three points of view. Why is safe surfing important to your family? Why is it crucial for the safety of our data here at work? And how does safe surfing apply to your mobile devices? You will find a lot of overlap between these three areas of your life!