Security Resources

Identity Theft

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hosts a presentation called Don't Be an On-line Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams. Topics include Introduction to Identity Theft, Electronic Scams, Protecting Your Information and Your Computer, and Help for Identity Theft Victims.
FDIC - Don't be an On-line Victim

Federal Trade Commission - Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you Deter, Detect, and Defend against identity theft.

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nonprofit program dedicated exclusively to the subject of identity theft.
Identity Theft Resource Center is a central site that allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies.


Federal Trade Commission suggested tips to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam.


Information on this site is about the Federal Trade Commission's recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers' responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law.

Spyware Links


The National Fraud Information Center provides information on topics such as Internet Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud, and fraud targeted at the elderly. There is a call center and an online complaint form.

General Security

CERT is a center of Internet security expertise, located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. They study Internet security vulnerabilities, research long-term changes in networked systems, and develop information and training to help people improve security.

MICROSOFT'S Security At Home provides information on topics for protecting yourself, your PC, and your family. While some of the information is Microsoft product specific, much of the material deals with general computing practices and tips for save interaction with the Internet.