Useful Sites

The resources listed below contain a wealth of information on the tools, technologies and threats trending in today's cyber security conscious community. 

OUCH! – the SANS monthly security awareness newsletter

Alert Africa – a site committed to raising cybercrime awareness in Africa and focussing on issues experienced in South Africa and other partaking African countries 

Official website of the US Department of Homeland Security  - information on cybersecurity threats and how to better secure your home and small-business networks

StaySafeOnline – a website of the US National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) aiming to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organisations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and to encourage a culture of cybersecurity.

ConnectSafely - a US based non-profit organisation dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Their focus is primarily on families and providing guides for parents, teens and educators. Also see

Virustotal – a free online virus, malware and URL scanner.

AFP Fact Check - Africa, Google Fact Check ExplorerSnopes  - websites with information on fake news, hoaxes and scams.

UP Information Security Policies – more complete lists of Information policies are available from the UP portals for student and staff.

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