Practice Safe Cyber

Staying safe in our cyber-connected world is a constant challenge. Threats are everywhere: scammers, hackers, predators and thieves are actively working to steal personal information, access accounts and take advantage of people.

  • According to the 2017 Unisys Security Index, more Americans are seriously concerned about identity theft (61%) and bankcard fraud (58%) than they are about their own personal safety (39%).

We want to assist residents in their efforts to protect themselves and their families online by practicing safe cyber.

​The City of Virginia Beach is a National Cyber Security Awareness Champion

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the information they need to stay safer, more secure and to protect their personal information online. ​​ ​​

Each week in October is dedicated to a topic of importance to consumers and businesses bringing attention to critical cybersecurity issues, such as the impact of new technologies and connected devices on personal security and maintaining cyber secure workplaces.

The City's Cyber Security Awareness campaign will be an ongoing initiative throughout the year. 

Each month will focus on a different cyber security theme and information will be posted here, and on Facebook and Twitter. We will work with our local community groups, schools, law enforcement and military partners, business associations and media outlets to help spread the word. There will be something here for everyone: young and not-so-young, parents, teens, small business owners.

Virginia Beach is safest in crime. Let's be safest online by practicing safe cyber. 

Spring Cleaning ... the Cyber Safe Way  ​

Spring cleaning is still an annual ritual in many homes. While you're clearing out closets and vacuuming under the beds, why not take some time to extend those spring cleaning habits to include ridding yourself of cyber clutter? Click on the image below to get some simple "digital spring cleaning" tips, courtesy of the online safety awareness campaign Stop.Think.Connect, that are easy to do and will help keep you cyber safe. ​

Practice Safe Cyber: Beware of the Phishy Email