The National Cyber Security Alliance is a nonprofit organization that was founded in part by the Department of Homeland Security in order to help Americans become more cyber-secure. I recently met with Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA, and asked him to share some tips to help people protect themselves and their private information. Here are some pointers:
Know that you play a critical role in both your own cybersecurity and the cybersecurity of others.
Protect your email account even more that you do your bank account.
Every device you use needs to be secure.
Think of your personal information as if it were money.
Consider your reputation and the reputation of others when sharing online.
When it comes to sharing information, "If you have doubt, throw it out," and don't share.
Teach children about cybersecurity.
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