With online shopping on the rise – and data breaches making headlines – how can you make sure you are staying safe while making purchases on the internet?
The cable industry is taking steps and constantly searching for new ways to protect its subscribers. In partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association offers tips including how to keep a clean device (whether it be a computer, smartphone, tablet or gaming system), protect personal information by creating strong passwords, prevent cybercrime, and own your online presence. You also can access free anti-virus software as well as other security products and services offered by individual cable providers.
Cable also proudly partners with the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Among the resources provided by the Alliance:
- How to create strong passwords and secure your accounts
- How to prevent ID theft and fraud
- Six simple steps to better online security
Not only are these good “cyber hygiene” habits helpful to those already using connected devices, they are good practices to pass along to those on your holiday shopping list who might be receiving and using a smartphone, tablet, computer or other device for the first time.
NCTA recently asked its vice president of broadband technology to provide a snapshot of cybersecurity threats and what cable companies are doing to protect internet users.