Protecting yourself and your family

From general safe computing practices for your computer, home network, or router, to best practices for cybersecurity and fraud prevention, learn about how to keep yourself and your family safe from cybersecurity scams, fraud, and identify theft.

Facing a new environment

The digital landscape has grown tremendously. Now more than ever, people are incorporating the internet into their day-to-day lives — for school, work and banking, connecting with family and friends, and of course, for entertainment and online shopping.

The entire world is connected in a way that was previously unthinkable.

With that in mind, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to ensure that your money and the information you share online are secure from cyber attacks and data breaches. 

Select each tile to learn more about cybersecurity best practices and how to protect yourself and your family. 


Fraud prevention

Learn about the steps you can take to protect your sensitive information and limit your exposure to fraud and identity theft. 


Social engineering

Find out how you can protect yourself and your family from scammers who use phishing attacks and the art of manipulation to steal your personal and financial information. 


Safe computing practices

Learn how you and your family can develop good security habits and protect your privacy from cyber threats when using your personal devices. 

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Internet and browser security

Did you know that your internet connection can expose you and your family to cybersecurity vulnerabilities?

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Passwords and PINs

Strong and secure passwords and PINs are your first line of defense for protecting your personal and financial information online. 


Mobile device security

With the rise of mobile device use for day-to-day activities, they have become extremely attractive targets to cybercriminals. Make sure you and your family know how to protect your devices from data breaches and unauthorized access. 

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ABM card security

Scotiabank ABMs use enhanced security measures to protect your personal information and financial transactions. Here are some additional steps you can take to further ensure your safety.

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Internet of things (IoT)

These are everyday devices/objects that are connected to the internet. Learn how to protect these to ensure you are safe from hackers and malware. 

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