Monthly Archives: October 2014

Are you Cyber Safe?


October is NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH and there’s no better time to review some tips for making sure you are as safe as possible when on the Internet or using devices.  Cyber crimes are on the rise and serious protection is a must.  Also, your credit rating, future employment and many other aspects of your personal life can be affected if you are not cyber-savvy!

You are welcome to share your experiences and personal tips for keeping yourself cyber-safe as well as words of wisdom to consider before posting on Facebook, YouTube, etc.


Check out this website, which has a treasure of helpful resources online:

We also have several books in the library to help you with this timely topic, as well as e-books and films:

America the vulnerable : inside the new threat of digital espionage, crime, and warfare by Brenner   364.16 BRE

Cyber bullying : protecting kids and adults from online bullies by McQuade    364.152 MCQ

Cyber crime and the victimization of women : laws, rights and regulations by Halder   OVR 345.026 HAL

Cybercrime : criminal threats from cyberspace by Brenner   364.168 BRE

Cybercrime : investigating high-technology computer crime by Moore   364.168 MOO

Identity theft : a reference handbook by Hoffman 364.163 HOF

Investigating identity theft : a guide for businesses, law enforcement, and victims by Collins   363.25 COL

Nothing to hide : the false tradeoff between privacy and security by Solove   342.7308 SOL

Phishing and countermeasures : understanding the increasing problem of electronic identity theft   364.163 JAK

Privacy, security, and cyberspace by Plotkin    005.8 PLO

Protecting your internet identity : are you naked online? By Claypoole   302.231 CLA

Seven deadliest social network attacks by Timm   006.754 TIM

Stealing your life : the ultimate identity theft prevention plan by Abagnale   362.88 ABA

And some films as well:

Can you hack it? attack on personal information

Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat

Cybercrime world wide war 3.0

Cyberstalker: hard lessons of internet safety

Defeating the Hackers

Sc@mmed: online identity theft

TED Talks: Mikko Hypponen, Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net

The Value of Your Personal Data