New Cyber-Security PSA Wants You to 'Stop. Think. Connect.'
The goals of the campaign are twofold. First, the campaign wants users to realize that their actions and their personal levels of computer security have a direct impact on others and on the Internet as a whole. Second, it wants to provide these users with simple, actionable information to improve their own security protocols, thus closing one more avenue used by cyber-criminals and hostile entities. This goes beyond just keeping your security software and operating system up-to-date; the campaign wants users to learn to recognize and ultimately thwart common attacks, like phishing e-mails and the never-ending (and constantly evolving) 419 con. We've covered plenty of ways to recognize and avoid scams, how to keep your data safe, what to do if you get a virus, and how to avoid getting one in the first place, so we won't rehash that all here. But we will remind you to be skeptical of everything, and to remember that everyone else's security is dependent on yours. So, "stop, think, connect" -- in that order, please.