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Security & Privacy

Security & Privacy

Stay Safe Online!

When dealing with cybercrime, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.  Cybercrime happens in many forms: online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail spoofing, information piracy and forgery, intellectual property crime and more. At best, cybercrime can cause major inconvenience and annoyance.  And at worst, it can lead to financial ruin and potentially threaten a victim's reputation and personal safety.

But, despite our best efforts, our increasingly digital lives may put us in harm's way.  The fact remains that the bad guys continue to find new uses for ever-expanding--but easily accessible--online technologies to steal, harass, and commit all sorts of crime.  If cybercrime happens to you, you need to know what to do and to respond quickly.


The following resources will help you avoid being a victim of cybercrime, or know what to do if it happens to you: