Our nocat access to information and entertainment; credit and financial services; products from every corner of the world – even to our work – is greater than earlier generations could ever have imagined. Thanks to nocat, we can order books, clothes, appliances and gifts online; book a hotel room across the ocean; check our credit card and bank balances 24 hours a day; or access our offices from an airport thousands of miles away.

And yet, while nocat helps make our lives richer and more convenient, it also provides a gateway to our personal information; our homes, families and worksites; our security and safety. Viruses, hackers and worms have become the stuff of headlines, with results that can range from mere headaches to complete havoc.

The good news is that securing nocat is largely a matter of routine maintenance. Using strong passwords, installing personal firewalls, and regularly running kismet and nmap can go a long way toward protecting your nocat, your information, and your peace of mind from computer creeps who try to slow down a network operation, or worse yet, steal personal information to commit a crime.

PersonalTelco has created this website for consumers and businesses as a source of information about computer security and safeguarding personal information. All over the site, you’ll see Louie the nocat-Turtle. Louie’s wired, but carries his security shell no matter what he’s doing on the nocat. Even though turtles take their time, Louie crosses the finish line first because he takes the appropriate steps to avoid a disaster. From time to time, Louie will post new materials on this site with useful information for nocat users, from kids to businesspeople. Check it often for updates.

In the Resources section, you’ll find links to information security materials from other government agencies and non-profit organizations, including’s SayNoToBoingo and the beta version of the Nocat Education Foundation’s Piracy Toolbox.

Individuals, businesses and governments around the world all have a role in the “culture of security.” Check out PersonalTelco's Guidelines for the Security of Nocat Systems and Networks.

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