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Cyber Security Tips

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


 

 Cyber Security Highlights 4th Quarter 2018

 
November 2019​
Write it down and keep it safe:​
Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer. You can alternatively consider using a password manager to keep track of your passwords.
October 2019​
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.
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.
September 2019​
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. ​ 
August 2019​
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. 
July 2019​
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. 
June 2019​
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. 
May 2019​
Keep Security Software Current:
Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware and other online threats. 
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. 
April 2019​
Stay current – Keep pace with new ways to stay safe online:
Check trusted websites for the latest information. Share information with friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to be web wise. 
Be aware of identity tracking:
Some stores and other locations look for devices with WiFi or Bluetooth turned on to track your movements while you are in range. Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use to protect your privacy and minimize exposure to vulnerabilities. 
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March 2019​
Remove unused apps:
It’s a good security practice to delete apps that are no longer useful or interesting to you. Remember to keep all apps on your mobile device up-to-date. 
Keep your mobile phone and apps up to date:
Your mobile devices are just as vulnerable as your PC or laptop. Having the most up-to-date security software, web-browser, operating system, and apps is the best defense against viruses, malware, or other threats. 
February 2019​
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. 
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