Cybercrime is a booming industry

as evidenced by near-daily reports of attacks on municipalities, hospitals, financial institutions, school systems, and individuals. No one is immune. Criminals create hacking tools for rent by other bad actors, or sell kits for DIY malware creation; others steal login credentials and sell them in online marketplaces that are like retail sites.  Purveyors of mayhem even provide technical support – cybercrime may be the only criminal enterprise with a help desk.

In this environment, awareness of attacker exploits and adherence to basic online precautions are essential for your protection. 

We hope that the material in this section will help you understand the cyber best practices that are important for your self-defense and the options that are available to extend your protection.

Information is organized into the following topics: