Every time you access the internet, you face choices that can affect your security. These choices include which friends to accept, what links to click, what websites to access, and which wireless networks to join. The decisions you make online not only affect your security, but the security of the nation as well. We each need to do our part to keep the Internet safe.
Key terms and definitions used in the cybersecurity industry and as adopted by the State of New Jersey. Explore the glossary.
+ Incident Reporting
We encourage New Jersey citizens and businesses to voluntarily report cyber incidents to the NJCCIC. Filling out our report form will assist the NJCCIC with the timely handling of cyber incidents. A cyber incident report will not generate a criminal investigation. For that, please contact your local police department for any further assistance. Report a cyber incident.
+ New Jersey Computer Crime Statutes
Do you know the law in New Jersey when it comes to computer crime? Review the statutes here.
Statutes include: Terroristic threats; stalking; luring, enticing child by various means, attempts; luring, enticing an adult, certain circumstances; bias intimidation; theft by deception; theft of services; computer criminal activity; wrongful access, disclosure of information; obtaining, copying, accessing program, software valued at $1,000 or less; forgery and related offenses; credit cards; scanning devices, reencoders; impersonation, theft of identity; endangering welfare of children; hindering apprehension or prosecution; and harassment.
+ Best Practices
Learn all about cybersecurity best practices on email security, passwords and multi-factor authentication, exploring the internet, and device security here.
+ Be Sure to Secure
The NJCCIC Be Sure to Secure page provides website visitors with information on various cybersecurity topics as well as instructional guides designed to teach visitors how to properly secure their devices, data, and networks, ultimately reducing their cyber risk. Please visit the Be Sure to Secure page here or click on the links below to learn more about specific topics.
- Guides to Accessing Security and Privacy Settings for: Android, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter
- Cryptographic Protections in an Online World
- What to Expect When the GDPR Goes into Effect
- How to Configure and Secure a Home Wi-Fi Router
- Don't Take the Bait! Phishing and Other Social Engineering Attacks
+ Identity Theft, Fraud, and Cybercrime
Tax identity theft remains one of the top scams listed on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” list and, although safeguards put in place by the agency in 2016 did reduce the number of fraudulent tax returns processed, large-scale data breaches that exposed hundreds of millions of American’s personal and financial information have drastically increased the risk that identity theft and tax fraud will occur in the future. Learn more about identity theft, fraud, and cybercrime.
+ Managing Your Privacy
Data breaches involving the theft, mishandling, or unauthorized access of personal, medical, and financial information continue to increase and impact tens of millions of Americans every year. This demonstrates that despite widespread efforts across the public and private sectors to increase awareness of cybersecurity risk and improve defenses, more needs to be done to raise the bar and make it more difficult and costly for bad actors to succeed. Here are some actions that everyone can take to improve online security and protect data privacy.
+ Poster Contest
Students in grades kindergarten through twelfth are invited to participate in the State of New Jersey’s Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the NJCCIC in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely. Learn more about the contest.
+ Stay Safe Online
Citizens need to be vigilant about protecting their children in both the physical and digital worlds. The internet can be a dangerous place if precautions are not taken. Get to know who is interacting with you or your children on the internet.
Practice good online safety habits with these tips and advice.