Many employers now consider personal data posted online when evaluating a candidate for a job. As information you share on the Internet becomes increasingly accessible to others, what steps are you taking to manage your online brand? Below find resources and materials to help protect your online identity.
- Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your devices with tips and resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance.
- Check out the National Centers of Academic Excellence for information on higher education in information assurance programs to meet America's growing demand for cybersecurity professionals.
- Sign up for alerts and get tips on safeguarding your electronic devices, using social networking sites, and more from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
- File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center or your State Attorney General's Office if you are a victim of online crime.
- Follow ten simple, customized steps from the Federal Communications Commission’s Smartphone Security Checker to secure your mobile phone. In addition, learn how to safely use public Wi-Fi networks and what steps to take if your phone is stolen.