The Internet touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From computers and laptops at homes, schools and workplaces to smartphones and tablets that can be used anywhere, the ability to instantly connect with information and people around the world offers countless opportunities for everyone, including criminals. Every day, criminals find new ways to steal valuable information from governments, businesses and individuals for financial gain or actions that could imperil our safety. However, there are actions everyone can take to protect the security of personal information and critical computer networks.
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. The campaign’s website is filled with tips, fact sheets and other resources.
In addition, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) has information and links to many cybersecurity tools.