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Get Safe Online the Rough Guide to Online Safety

By Tony Neate on 08 Nov, 2011

This week is the seventh annual Get Safe Online Week.  A year further down the line, online security remains a huge issue as criminals are forever finding new ways to target internet users.

One area of online security we are investigating is online fraudsters who are using smart phones to access personal information – and money – by scamming users into downloading malware.  On Monday, we conducted a deeper dive into mobile malware at our annual Summit that took place in Portcullis House.  It’s clear that in addition to a refresh on online safety basics, we need to be ever more conscious of growing threats.

Finding your way around the Internet could be compared to exploring a new holiday destination. You want to see the fun and interesting places, but you also want to make sure you’re safe while you’re doing it.

A good place to start, when you’re looking at somewhere new, is to read a reliable travel guide.  With this in mind we’ve teamed up with Rough Guides to produce a guide to help you get the most out of the World Wide Web, whilst staying safe and secure.

Partnering with well informed and influential agencies is what Get Safe Online is all about.  We’ve collaborated with Trading Standards, SOCA and the Association of Chief Police Officers on the content of the booklet too.

The new guide covers topics such as:

Securing your home computer Protecting your business Avoiding scams Physical security for computers Mobile and other online devices What to do if the worst happens It’s designed to be a handy reference and guide that gives you the highlights of staying safe and secure online, with plenty of ideas as to where to get more in depth information if you need it.

To download your copy of the Get Safe Online Rough Guide to Online Safety click here to visit our site .  And, to see the Get Safe Online 2011 Report, please visit The Get Safe Online Website.