Welcome to the Safer Connecting page —the place to learn what you can do to stay safer in cyberspace. Cybercriminals are sophisticated and relentless, but there are some simple things we can all do to significantly reduce our personal risk.

General Safety Tips to Remember
  • Always keep your systems and devices up to date—updates often include fixes for flaws that cybercriminals exploit.
  • Be aware of what you share! Cybercriminals scour social media to gain information on potential victims and the companies they work for.
  • When in doubt, don’t click. If something seems too good to be true, if you get an email from someone you don’t know, or something just seems off—don’t click on any links or open attachments.
  • Use a password manager. Password management apps take the headache out of good password practices.

Read on for more safety tips and news about scams targeting individuals, as well as guides and tips on cybercrime prevention.


Non-technical articles on general security advice

  • Phishing Attacks – Helpful Ways to Identify and Avoid Them

    January 9, 2023

  • Password Tips to Help Keep Your Information Secure

    May 4, 2022

  • 5 Cybersecurity Resolutions To Make in 2022

    January 13, 2022

  • Staying Secure on Mobile Devices

    September 13, 2021


Common scams to watch for

  • The Top Red Flags of a Veterans Day Scam

    November 9, 2022

  • Student Loan Forgiveness Scams Are On The Rise

    August 11, 2022

  • FBI Warning – Cyber Actors Target U.S. Election Officials with Invoice-Themed Phishing Campaign

    March 31, 2022

  • CISA Call with Critical Infrastructure Partners on Potential Russian Cyberattacks Against the U.S.

    March 28, 2022

Are you the victim of cybercrime? Visit our Report a Cybercrime page to learn about applicable state laws and reporting pathways.
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