CYBER SECURITY TIPS
The tips provided below are helpful in reinforcing cybersecurity awareness and best practices.
Cyber Security Highlights
Open Email Attachments with Caution:
Be wary of opening email attachments, even from senders you think you know, particularly when attachments are compressed files or ZIP files.
Use Caution When Entering Website Addresses:
Pay attention to the website addresses you click on, as well as those you enter yourself. Malicious website addresses often appear almost identical to legitimate sites, often using a slight variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com instead of .net).
Use Caution with Links:
Be careful when clicking directly on links in emails, even if the sender appears to be someone you know. Attempt to independently verify website addresses (e.g., contact your organization's helpdesk, search the Internet for the sender's organization's website or the topic mentioned in the email).
Update and Patch all Systems and Software:
Ensure your applications and operating systems (OSs) have been updated with the latest patches. Vulnerable applications and OSs are the target of most cyberattacks.
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.