The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sponsored website called Surveillance Self-Defense Project is a good resource on getting information of what you can do to protect yourself from security threat in general or even from government snooping.

The approach expounded on the site is about managing your risk from the various threats.

The three-pronged approach to threats, are:

  • Static data (on your hard drive)
  • Dynamic data (data being transmitted on the wire)
  • Data stored by 3rd party (your ISP, SNS, email account etc)

If you are in a hurry, jump straight to the Defensive Technology section where you can get more details on Internet basics, encryption basics, VPN, and malware etc.