A Free Educational Resource Created by Carnegie Mellon University to Empower You to Secure Your Part of Cyberspace

About MySecureCyberspace®

These days you can use the Internet from anywhere and for just about anything. But, as the borders of cyberspace expand, the dangers of cyberspace increase. The days of one-size-fits-all cybersecurity are over. MySecureCyberspace is the network security portal designed just for you, so you can protect yourself and your computer.

MySecureCyberspace was created as a response to the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace . This document calls for every American to help create a safe Internet by securing his or her own corner of cyberspace. We are committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to do this.

MySecureCyberspace gives you security solutions for the way you use the Internet. Tell us what you do online and where you access the Internet from, and we can give you a customized profile of your security needs – what to look out for and how to protect yourself.

Whether you are new to computers or a technological expert, MySecureCyberspace has something for you. If you are a beginner, we can walk you through the simple steps you can take to secure your cyberspace. And if your knowledge of network security is more advanced, we provide in-depth exploration of security issues and defenses.

It is up to you to make the Internet a safer place. We hope that MySecureCyberspace will serve as your companion and guide in this process.

Carnegie Mellon CyLab

Carnegie Mellon CyLab is a bold and visionary effort aimed at creating a public-private partnership to develop new technologies for measurable, available, secure, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems, and to educate individuals at all levels. Carnegie Mellon CyLab is a university-wide, multidisciplinary initiative involving more than 200 faculty, students, and staff at Carnegie Mellon that builds on more than two decades of Carnegie Mellon's leadership in Information Technology.


The Information Networking Institute

The Information Networking Institute (INI) was established by Carnegie Mellon University in 1989 as the nation's first research and education center devoted to information networking. As a cooperative endeavor of the schools of engineering, computer science, business, and public policy, INI focuses on professional degree programs that integrate technologies, economics, and policies of global and secure communication networks and systems. The Information Networking Institute is the educational partner of Carnegie Mellon CyLab.



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0433540. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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