It’s never too early—or too late—to educate people about safer online behavior. The world is more interconnected today than ever before, and with more connectivity comes more responsibility. Government, private industry, educators, law enforcement and you are needed to make the internet safer and more secure.
AFP has joined the Department of Homeland Security and its partners in the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.
Understand the risks, learn how to spot potential problems and consider how your online actions can impact our collective security. Online safety and security are shared responsibilities, and we each have an obligation to protect our identities and our information online.
Take these simple actions to help keep your identity and your information safe online:
- Set strong passwords with eight or more characters and a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.
- Don’t share passwords with anyone.
- Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
- Limit the amount of personal information you share online.
- Use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
- Be cautious about what you receive or read online; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
AFP is excited about our partnership with the Campaign, and we look forward to doing our part to make the internet safer for everyone.
For additional information about Stop.Think.Connect. Visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.