The Importance of Computer Security

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On a regular basis we hear news stories about computer information and data being compromised by outside forces. Criminals try to obtain personal financial information such as your name, address, social security number, date of birth and financial account information. Using this information, they can make purchases, get credit in your name and access your financial accounts.

To protect yourself and your computer from fraudulent behavior, the best defenses are education and common sense. Be alert to efforts by criminals to access your information and always use your best judgment. To help you learn more about common scams and attempts to gain access to information we have included a number of helpful cybersecurity resources. We hope this helps you stay safe online!

Online Safety Resources

Cybersecurity

Straight from Security Baron, here are a few articles to get started with to protect yourself online:

How Do Password Managers Work?

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The Best Password Managers of 2019

The Best VPNs of 2019

How VPNs Work

Internet Safety & Security Glossary

Using Alexa to Increase Your Safety— And Serenity

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Keep Your Location Hidden On These Common Sites And Apps

Security Tips For Online Shopping 

Security Tips For Online Shopping 

Five Simple Ways To Improve Your Cybersecurity

Four Common Cybersecurity Myths

Recap of the Importance of Computer Security

The topic of cybersecurity is a big one, and we hope this page is a helpful director to some resources. Of course, if there’s a question you don’t see answered, feel free to check out the FAQs below or leave a comment. Thanks and don’t forget to be secure!

FAQs

What are examples of online safety and security?

Some good online security practices include using a password manager, using a VPN, along with anti-virus software.

Why is online safety and security important?

Online safety and security is important because we give websites a lot of personal data like our names, emails, addresses, and credit or debit card information, which could be dangerous if gotten into the wrong hands.

What is online security?

Online security means that you are only giving your personal data to reputable websites, particularly e-commerce websites. It also means avoiding malware, viruses, pop-ups, hackers and phishing attempts.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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