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Blog // Connect Michigan

Protecting Children Online

By CMI Staff

As a follow-up to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Keep the computer in a family room where you can monitor computer use (under 10). 2. Use parental controls. Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on your children's access to the web, the hours that they can log on to the computer, and which games they can play and programs they can run. 3. Teach children never to meet an online friend offline unless you are with them. 4. Find out what e-mail and instant messaging accounts they have and (while...

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online

By CMI Staff

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are tips to help you stay safe online: 1. Look at a Website’s privacy policy - Before submitting your name, e-mail address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site's privacy policy. 2. Look for evidence that your information is being encrypted - To protect attackers from hijacking your information, any personal information submitted online should be encrypted so that it can only be read by the appropriate recipient. 3. Do business with credible companies – Work with websites certified by an Internet trust organization such as BBBonline, TRUSTe, or...

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Cyber security conference planned for October in Ypsilanti

By CMI Staff

  Cyber security is the focus of a statewide conference set to take place at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest in October. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a former Ann Arbor venture capitalist, is expected to serve as a keynote speaker at the conference, which has been dubbed Michigan Cyber Summit 2011. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.   Organizers, including the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition, are also hoping that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and White House Cybersecurity Director Howard Schmidt will attend. To read more click here.  

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