Staying On Top of Computer Security
Welcome to the new and improved OnGuardOnline.gov – the U.S. government’s site to help people be safe, secure and responsible online. It’s chock-full of practical tips and helpful resources, whether you're securing your computer at home; developing lesson plans for a school or community group; or planning a corporate training program.
OnGuardOnline.gov is a partnership of 15 federal agencies, led by the Federal Trade Commission. You’ll notice that we’ve linked up with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign, managed by the Department of Homeland Security. We’ll have more to say about the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign’s activities and accomplishments in future posts – including its impressive partnerships with national organizations for youth.
The OnGuard Online blog will feature cybersecurity news from around the government, spotlight how-to articles and videos, and offer insights from federal officials. Check back regularly for updates, or sign up to get an email when a new post is up. The blog is two-way communication: please let us know what topics you’re interested in, and your thoughts on recent developments related to computer security and online safety.
So, how can you use OnGuardOnline.gov materials? If you’re updating your website or blog, link to us. Editing a newsletter? “Drop in” an article of interest to your readers. Speaking at a community meeting? Print publications directly from the site or use the FTC’s bulk order site for free materials to distribute. All the OnGuardOnline.gov information is in the public domain. That means you’re welcome to copy it, adapt it, post it, or link to it. I hope you will.