|By Marketwired .||
|December 17, 2013 11:28 AM EST||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/13 -- Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, encouraged Canadians to protect their mobile devices and to stay safe online over the holiday season.
"The holidays are a great time to spend time with loved ones, relax, do some online shopping and stay connected with friends and family on mobile devices, but we still need to remain vigilant when it comes to cyber security practices - cyber criminals and fraudsters never take a day off," said Minister Blaney. "This holiday season, we should all educate ourselves about the small steps we can take to keep our digital information safe, like ensuring our online purchases are made securely and our mobile devices are password protected."
Visit www.GetCyberSafe.ca for advice, and resources, including:
-- Cyber Safety Tip Sheets, including easy, practical tips for gaming, mobile devices and laptops
-- Information on how to stay safe when shopping online
-- Blog posts on topics like going on vacation in a digital world, and cyber crime
For more information, please visit the website www.publicsafety.gc.ca.
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety
Public Safety Canada