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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Reminds Consumers To Use Caution Online

 

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Wisconsin

 

MADISON — In cooperation with Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to recognize October in Wisconsin as Cyber Security Awareness Month.

 

“The Internet's an incredibly valuable tool but also a potentially dangerous one,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “Whether it's protecting our children from online predators or protecting our identities from fraudsters and scammers, we need to be aware and educated. That's why I encourage every Wisconsinite to spend a few moments reviewing some of these easy to follow safety tips to ensure they, and their children, don't fall victim to those looking to do us harm.”

 

ReadyWisconsin at Wisconsin Emergency Management has assembled tips for computer users and users of mobile devices, available at the following link: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/cyber/default.asp

 

As part of this effort to enhance cyber security awareness, Attorney General Van Hollen also has available at the link above a couple of brief, online videos from the Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Unit and its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

 

“Our ICAC Task Force is a national leader, and our Consumer Protection Unit works daily to ensure businesses are following the law, but perhaps the best defense is becoming cyber savvy. I thank our partners at Emergency Management and DATCP for highlighting this important issue.”