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OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and technology industry to help consumers be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. This site is a useful source of information for quick facts about cyber security and steps consumers can use to protect themselves.The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online. A public-private partnership, NCSA members include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, and many private-sector corporations and organizations.

StopBadware.org
Stop Badware, based at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is a partnership among academic institutions, technology industry leaders, and volunteers committed to protecting Internet and computer users from the threats to privacy and security that are caused by bad software. It is a leading independent authority on trends in badware and its distribution, and a focal point for the development of collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware.

Federal Trade Commission
The FTC, the nation's consumer protection agency, works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Consumers can file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues from ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.