New guide to Online Safety launched
Get Safe Online, in partnership with Trading Standards and the Police, has launched its new “Rough Guide to Online Safety”. This handbook has been unveiled as part of the seventh annual Get Safe Online Week, which runs from 7th - 11th November. It outlines the main security issues and recommended protective measures for consumers and small businesses.
The “Rough Guide to Online Safety” is available as a free download from the Council's Trading Standards web pages atwww.shetland.gov.uk/tradingstandards, where consumers and businesses can find advice and information together with links to other useful websites.
Forty percent of computer users have experienced virus attacks and it is estimated that over a thousand new computer viruses emerge every month, according to Get Safe Online. With significant potential for online viruses, scams and privacy violations, the “Rough Guide to Online Safety” provides a snapshot on digital security and smart surfing for every scenario, from social networks to small business security and mobile phone usage.
Designed for those seeking to bolster knowledge of online security and users in need of a hard-copy reference on digital safety, the guide provides security definitions as well as a view into the mind of an online criminal.
It also includes focus areas on social networking and online shopping, online schemes and scams, mobile issues, security resources, physical security, and what to do when security fails.
Get Safe Online is a joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector. Its aim is to provide computer users and small businesses with free, independent, user-friendly advice that will allow users to use the internet confidently, safely and securely