Older American Resources from Homeland Security
While the Internet allows us to stay connected, informed, and involved with family and friends, any public environment requires awareness and caution. Just as you use locks to keep criminals out of your home, you also need safeguards to secure your computer. Below find resources and materials to help you stay cyber safe.
- Protect yourself, your family, and your devices with tips and resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance.
- Learn about the common fraud schemes aimed at older Americans from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- Avoid scams, protect your identity, and secure your computer with tips from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) OnGuard Online.
- File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center or your State Attorney General’s Office if you are a victim of online crime.
- Follow ten simple, customized steps from the Federal Communications Commission’s Smartphone Security Checker to secure your mobile phone. In addition, learn how to safely use public Wi-Fi networks and what steps to take if your phone is stolen.
Click here to read more tips for seniors from Homeland Security.