Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that enable global growth and which underpin our economy and way of life, also increase our vulnerability...
Term by definition:
Cybercrime is generally defined as any form of criminal activity involving the use of computers and networks. Also referred to as computer crime, electronic crime, e-crime, netcrime and hi-tech crime.
Security Tips for Non-Technical Users
From the SANS Institute
- Change your password on a schedule.
- Don't use unauthorized software
- Choose a password that's hard to crack
- Don't Investigate a Security Problem Unless You Are Authorized by the System Owner
- Use common sense when reviewing your email
- Patch and update on a regular basis
- Beware of Shoulder Surfing
- If you print it, go get it right away!
- Backup important files on a regular basis
- Limit the amount of personal information you post about yourself, your friends, and your family
- Review your credit reports routinely
- Change that password!
- Check for encryption or secure sites when providing confidential information online
- Use variations on a strong "core" password
- Securing your wireless network – priceless!
- If you're not sure you've seen an incident, report it anyway
- Don't make that call!
- Print out important documents
- Don't Click to Agree without Reading the Small Print
- Don't open email about Michael Jackson
- Many people think that 'formatting' a hard drive will wipe out all the data so it cannot be recovered
- Nobody from the Help Desk needs your password
- Avoid opening email attachments
- If you download FREE software…Make sure you don't get more than you bargain for
- Never respond to an email asking for personal information
- Use a password protected screen saver
- Take time to explore security settings
- Do NOT open unknown or unexpected e-mail attachments
- Lock your workstation before you leave your desk
- Remember that any email or instant message you send could come back to haunt you
View the CERT Coordination Centre Tips on home networks
Cybercrime.org.za is an awareness portal intended for informational purposes. The site provides access to relevant and trusted local and international resources aimed at educating individuals at all levels. The site also features help for reporting suspected activities. Cybercrime.org.za is an independent, non-commercial initiative born out of the needs identified over this past decade for pooling resources to address the criminal exploitation of ICT in South Africa and Africa at large...