Where to Go for Assistance



It may seem that a “digital defense” is really difficult to set up in a world that seems almost overrun by “black hat hackers,” but there are a lot of very simple steps that can be taken to put reasonable levels of protection into place. This chapter is a “how to” guide to undertaking some basic cyber-protection strategies and outlines various strategies to protect yourself and your family against various types of malware, identity theft, and even steps to take with regard to cyber-bullying. These steps can be taken at reasonable cost—indeed, for less than the cost of subscribing to a newspaper. In the digital age we seem to be moving toward a world where we pay less to get information and pay more to screen out information that you do not want.


Smart Phone Hate Crime Identity Theft Antivirus Software Backup Protection 
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    Norton Internet Security
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    “Top Ten Identity Theft Protection Sites.”
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    Life Lock Individual Plans: Identity Theft Protection,
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    Daniel Brecht and edited by: Bill Bunter, “Pros and Cons of Computer Security Systems” also see. Finn Orfano and edited by Bill Bunte, “Firewall Basics Part III: The Pros and Cons of Firewall Methods.”
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    “She Stole My Life,” AARP Magazine, Nov. 2014.Google Scholar
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    Gary M. Kaye, “Sooner or Later Your Hard Drive Will Fail: Computer backup is like digital fire insurance” AARP, June 23, 2011.
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    Gretchen Anderson “Identity Theft: Who’s At Risk?” AARP Research, September 2014.
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    Kim Loop, “Prevention, Not Just Awareness, Key to Cyber Security.” AARP Texas October 11, 2012.
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    Sid Kirchheimer, “Scam Alert: How to Cyberproof Your Phone – 12 ways to protect yourself and your device,” AARP Bulletin, May 2014
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    Technology, Tablets, and Social Media.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Executive Board International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetySpace and Advanced Communications Research InstituteArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.LATA’s Global Institute for Security TrainingLos Alamos Technical AssociatesMcLeanUSA

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