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We partner with our customers and private sector companies to optimize the use of information technology resources for enhanced delivery of government services. ITS understands technology is the driving force behind your daily operations and we offer a full range of solutions designed to put technology to work for you.

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Cyber Security Tips

The tips provided below are helpful in reinforcing cybersecurity awareness and best practices.​

 

 Cyber Security Highlights

 
January 2021​
Data Privacy Day:
Held annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day aims to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials.  Read More​
Unique account, unique password:
Having separate passwords for every account helps thwart cybercriminals. At minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that critical accounts have the strongest passwords.  
December 2020​
Make Your Password a Passphrase:
A strong password can be a passphrase that is simple, long, and memorable. Passphrases that are 12 characters long are considered stronger than shorter passwords such as “T!g3r#44”.  
Protect All Devices that Connect to the Internet:
Along with computers, all web-enabled devices (smart phones, gaming systems, etc.) need protection from malware and other cybersecurity threats.  
November 2020​
Secure Your Online Accounts:
Secure your online accounts by enabling multi-factor authentication. Don’t rely solely on usernames and passwords to protect key accounts like email, banking, and social media.  
Plug & Scan:
“USBs” and other external/removable devices can be infected by viruses and malware.  Use your security software to scan them.  Turn on automatic scanning of external/removable devices if that’s an available option.  
October 2020​
Automate Software Updates:
Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks.  Turn on automatic updates if that’s an available option. 
When in Doubt, Don’t Respond:
Fraudulent texting, calling, and voicemails are designed to induce individuals to reveal personal information.  Just like email, requests for personal information or for immediate action are almost always a scam. 
September 2020​
Think Before You App:
Review the privacy policy and understand what data (location, access to your social networks, contacts list, etc.) the app can access on your device before you download it. 
Secure Your Devices:
Be sure to use strong passwords, passcodes or touch ID features to lock your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen. 
August 2020​
Help Authorities Fight Cybercrime:
Report stolen finances or identities and other cybercrime to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov​) and to your local law enforcement or state attorney general as appropriate. 
Safer for me, more secure for all:​
What you do online has the potential to affect everyone – at home, at work, and around the world. Practicing good online habits benefits the global digital community.
When in doubt, throw it out:​
Links in emails, social media posts, and online advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
July 2020​
Back It Up:​
Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.
Think Before You Act:​
Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true, or ask for personal information.
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