Online Safety Basics

These resources are for your personal, non-BU accounts and activity. Protecting yourself outside of work or school is essential to well rounded online security and protecting yourself everywhere.

Hacked Accounts

Steps you can take to protect your online accounts and resources you can utilize if your online account has been hacked.

Malware, Botnets and Ransomware

The internet is a powerful and useful tool, but in the same way that you shouldn’t drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions.

Identity Theft and Fraud

Having your identity stolen can be scary and invasive and have damaging effects on your finances, medical records and reputation. If you become a victim, knowing how to respond and report the incident is vital. Here are some tips and resources to help you recover.

Cyberbullying and Harassment

Tips for cyberbullying and stalking 

Reporting Cybercrime

Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities are becoming more sophisticated about cybercrime and are devoting more resources to responding to these threats. Learn more about who and how to report cyber crime online. 

Spam and Phishing

Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment.

Online Shopping

It’s important to take steps to protect yourself when shopping online.

Back it Up

Protect yourself against data loss by making electronic copies – or backups – of important files.