For Individuals & Families

The goal of this section is to present information in a doable set of actions, with approaches that are currently considered effective ways to limit your exposure to Cyberattacks and Cybercrimes. 

Understand methods hackers use to trick you into giving away important information

FTC - Federal Trade Commission Tips about Phishing

This is a brief 2 minute read. 

Think before you act or click!

Defining  other Attacks

A short 1 minute read...Understand what these are: Phishing, Vishing, SMSishing.  Don't take the bait!

FTC - Protect Your Computer From Malware 

An informational 3 Minute Video 

Understand & don't take the bait! Touch image to start video. 

stop | think | connect 

a 2 page summary of Basic Tips & advice 

Stop | Think | Connect   

An easy to read 2 page summary

Practical Tips about devices, your information, connecting with care & more. Touch poster for larger view.

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FTC - Federal Trade Commission - More Useful Tips For Everyone

More useful tips and advice about online security, privacy, and scams.  

Topics include Password setup, protecting your phone, using social media, and more. 

(Hint: for setting up passwords, use a password manager) 

password managers

Password Manager

A 2 minute read from Microsoft

Talks about what is and why to use a password manager, Touch article to open.

Do you find yourself becoming overwhelmed with creating strong secure passwords, where to store them safely, and how to get to them quickly?  Join the crowd.  Now is a good time to understand what is and why to use a password manager.  

Recommended Password Managers from Carnegie Mellon University

A short read about what is and why use a password manager, along with a useful list of recommended password managers, how they are stored, and a pro and con list of each.

Internet Browser password managers are not as robust as the these dedicated password managers at this time. 

microsoft authenticator:  What is it and Why use it

Microsoft Authenticator

Protect your accounts with a one-time password that changes every 30 seconds, and more. Touch the image to get the app and learn more. 

Note: Though this section does not cover all possible issues, strategies, or techniques; however, there is much here to benefit from to have an effective impact.