The widespread availability of computers and connections to the Internet provides everyone with 24/7 access to information, credit and financial services, e-commerce, and education.
Unfortunately, malicious and negligent acts can compromise the safety and security of computing. Criminals or “hackers” can try to gain unauthorized access to your computer and then use that access to steal your identity, commit fraud, harassment, or sexual abuse, or even launch cyber attacks against other computers or networks. Computer users who fail to use current anti-virus software or safeguard their access credentials can unwittingly open the door to a cyber incident. Cyber incidents can be limited to a single computer or local network, or can involve the entire Internet. These threats can lead to minor inconveniences, or can cause major disruptions of critical networks.
These Web sites give you some information about preventing, preparing for, and responding to cyber incidents:
Note: The following links are provided as a resource only. The content provided was not prepared by the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security (PRBCHS), and is not necessarily endorsed by PRBCHS.