October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now is a great time to evaluate your data protection and disaster recovery methods. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Check out the resources below for tools, tips, and information.
1. Google Safe Browsing Site Status Checker
This tool allows you to check the status of any website by simply entering a URL into the “Check site status” search box. It will let you know if the site in question has hosted any malware in the past 90 days. Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs every day, finding thousands of new unsecure websites. Often, those unsecure websites are legitimate sites that have been compromised. When Google detects unsafe sites, they display warnings on Google Search and in web browsers.
2. Norton Safe Web by Symantec
Norton Safe Web is a reputation service from Symantec that analyzes websites to see how they will affect you and your computer.
3. BBB Scam Tracker
With this tool by the Better Business Bureau, you can search for scams by keyword, and you can filter your search by scam type, country, and/or date reported. The tool will return a wealth of information about reported related scams. You can also report new instances of scams here.
4. Jigsaw Phishing Quiz
This quiz, complete with tips to increase your awareness and improve your preparedness against cyberattacks, was designed by Google to test your ability to identify phishing attempts.
5. Center For Internet Security
CIS offers a variety of tools to help organizations improve their cybersecurity efforts.