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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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1.6 What are your own safeguards?

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It’s time for you to take stock of your own safeguards against data loss, unwarranted access or malicious software. We’d also like to know a bit more about the frequency of computer crime to the average user.

This survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   is a series of multiple-choice questions based on your current habits. There are no right or wrong answers so you should choose the answer that most closely matches the way you use your computer.

The data collected is anonymous and cannot be linked to your OpenLearn profile or email address. However, filling in online surveys is not something to be done without considering the risk. Many surveys are often designed to capture saleable information, or information to use in a phishing attack, or for identity theft. Often a small prize is offered as well. Remember, your online security is worth far more than any possible prize.