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FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES – STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Are you aware that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Cyber security begins with a simple message that every Internet user must remember:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

This annual awareness month was created as a combined effort between United States government and the business community to guarantee that every American has access to the information and resources they need to stay secure and safe on-line. Since its beginning ten years ago under the guidance of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, this awareness month is growing by leaps and bounds annually.  It is focused on reaching everyday users, small and medium-size businesses, corporations, educational institutions, non-profits, and young people throughout the nation.

In 2013, on-line frauds and scams increased by 355% with this illegal activity disseminating through financial dealings, healthcare records, transportation systems and social media sites. Some scams even involve a phone call to gain remote computer access to computer in an effort to steal information.

Geeks On Call is invested in helping you, your company and your family, stay protected and informed on-line. During Nationwide Cyber Security Awareness Month, we have been sharing cyber security information on Facebook and Twitter.  Join our online communities because we will be sharing reports, information and tips regularly.

If you are interested in learning more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, here is a list of helpful resources:

Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Awareness Month: http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month

Keep Your Business Safe: http://www.staysafeonline.org/business-safe-online/

Keeping Your Machine Clean from Malware, Botnets and Viruses: http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/malware-and-botnets

Cyber Security Awareness Resources and Tip Sheets: http://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/resources/

ID Theft and How to Report a Cyber Crime:  http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/id-theft-and-fraud

Cyber Bullying Tips for Parents: http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/cyberbullying-and-harassment

FBI’s Alert on Cyber Crimes Against Children and Social Networking Sites: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/cac/social-networking-sites

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Halli Evans is the Director of Marketing for the Geeks On Call franchise system. Ms. Evans expertise covers the spectrum of both online and traditional marketing including social media management, building online campaigns, project management, in bound marketing, and effective copy writing. As the marketing champion for Geeks On Call, she identifies opportunities to educate and enhance the client experience with Geeks On Call, and to keep Geeks On Call positioned as an IT services leader.


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