FDIC: A good source for cyber-security tips

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People often ask me, “Where can I get a few good cyber-security tips?”

Young African American businessman checking his phone while entering a corporate building. [1]One of the best resources is the federal government. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC [2]) is an agency which insures deposits [3] in banks and thrift institutions. It has a lot of useful information [4] on its website to help you stay safe online.

Here are a few highlights:

Secure your computers and mobile devices for banking and shopping [5]. Your home has locks on the doors and windows for protection and to deter thieves. But do you have deterrents to prevent the loss or theft of your electronic assets, including bank account and other information on your personal computers?

How to be safer when using a smartphone or tablet [6]. Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets as portable, hand-held computers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also interested in using or accessing these devices to steal information or commit other crimes.

Cybersecurity for small business [7]. It’s important for small business owners to be vigilant in protecting their computer systems and data, and to help their employees do the same.

Tips for protecting a child’s personal information [8]. Part of building a strong foundation for a child’s financial future is taking steps to minimize the risk that his or her Social Security number, bank account details, or other valuable personal information will be stolen.

The FDIC also has a useful checklist [9] so you can identify other ways to increase your cybersecurity and a fun quiz [10] to test your knowledge.

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[1] Image: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/phone_check_security_crop.jpg

[2] FDIC: https://www.fdic.gov/

[3] insures deposits: https://www.fdic.gov/deposit/covered/categories.html

[4] useful information: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/

[5] Secure your computers and mobile devices for banking and shopping: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/secure_computers.html

[6] How to be safer when using a smartphone or tablet: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/smartphone_tablet.html

[7] Cybersecurity for small business: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/small_businesses.html

[8] Tips for protecting a child’s personal information: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/protect_children.html

[9] useful checklist: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/checklist.html

[10] quiz: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin16/quiz.html

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