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Make Your Dorm, Home, or Office a Haven for Online Safety

NCSAM Week 1: October 1 - 7

All of us have learned basic safety practices ‒ like looking both ways before crossing the street. Learning good cybersecurity practices can also help set a strong foundation for the safe use of technology. It’s important to learn to use the internet safely and responsibly and that networks and mobile devices are secure.

Tips

  • Keep a Clean Machine → Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
  • Back up regularly! Having a recent copy of your files means you can retrieve them if you fall victim to #ransomware. #CyberAware
  • Protect your Tech → We rely heavily on our #mobile devices! Keep yours and your family’s secure with these safety tips ↓ https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/securing-key-accounts-devices/mobile-devices/ #CyberAware
  • When in Doubt, Throw it Out → Links in emails, posts and ads are often how criminals try to steal info. https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/spam-and-phishing #CyberAware
  • Personal Information is Like Money. Value it. Protect it. → Info about you, such as your purchase history or location, has value – just like $$$. Be thoughtful about who gets that info and how it’s collected through devices, apps and websites. #CyberAware
  • Share with Care → Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it might affect you and others now and in the future. #CyberAware