Get Safe Online week 2009

Graham Cluley

Get Safe Online is one of the first websites I direct computer users to if they want to learn more about internet safety.

It’s a particularly good resource for consumer and small businesses as it explains the sometimes complex subject of computer security in simple, easy-to-understand language.

The biggest shame about the Get Safe Online website is that it’s not very well known. Indeed, the only people – in my experience – who know about it are journalists working in the security arena and computer security professionals themselves.

That’s not ideal – after all, what we really need is my Aunty Hilda to know all about how to protect her computer from malware, how to shop more safely online, and how to avoid those charming business opportunities which arrive from Nigeria.

To help raise awareness of the site, and spread…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.