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UK government launches ‘Cyber Streetwise’ campaign

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 13:26

The UK government has launched a new ‘Cyber Streetwise’ campaign to help families and businesses adopt better online security practices.

The interactive Cyber Streetwise website offers a range of accessible resources and advice on security topics, including:

  • Using strong passwords and storing them using a secure password safe
  • Keeping software up to date
  • Installing anti-virus software
  • Checking privacy settings on social media
  • Checking that shopping websites are secure

Security Minister, James Brokenshire, said:

The internet has radically changed the way we work and socialise. It has created a wealth of opportunities, but with these opportunities there are also threats. As a government we are taking the fight to cyber criminals wherever they are in the world. However, by taking a few simple steps while online the public can keep cyber criminals out and their information safe.

The initiative is funded by the government’s National Cyber Security Programme, with the support of 20 industry partners, including Facebook, Nominet, Symantec and Trend Micro.

For more information, see: Government urges people to be more ‘cyber streetwise’ – The Telegraph

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