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Personal Cybersecurity Resources

Aug 11, 2020
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Personal cybersecurity is an important topic, especially as so much of what we do—shopping, renting movies, and even working remotely—is now an online experience. If you have questions about how to best protect yourself and your computer while accessing the web, we’ve found a few resources that may help you get started with computer and internet security.

The New York Times published a guide to some simple changes you can make to protect yourself and your information online. The suggestions include downloading secondary anti-malware software, using a secure password manager for your online accounts, and more. Click here to read the article.

The New York Public Library’s TechConnect program is offering a free virtual class on protecting privacy and security online on Monday, August 17. This class covers the best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free. Click here for details.

New Yorker’s also have the option to download a City-sponsored mobile security app. This app is designed to protect you and your private information from threats on your device by sending you alerts and recommended actions to better protect yourself. Learn about NYC’s mobile security app here.

For small business owners, you can sign up for Defendify, an all-in-one cybersecurity platform which features multiple layers of defense, helps teach staff how to identify security threats with trainings, and offers a full suite of easy-to-use cybersecurity tools, and more. Click here to browse Defendify’s website for more information.

These are just a handful of options for learning about better virtual and computer protection practices. Stay safe!