Cyber SecurityPassword Tips
- Never tell your password to anyone!
- Never write down your password.
- Make your password hard to guess — do not use the name of your pet (or your child).
- Avoid using words found in a dictionary.
- Use a Passphrase instead of simple passwords.
- Be sure that you don't use personal identifiers in your password (like your name).
- Use an AntiVirus application
- Keep it updated daily
- Don’t let the subscription expire
- Scan your drive at least weekly
- Treat it like cash.
- Get it out of the car...don't ever leave it behind.
- Keep it locked...use a security cable.
- Keep it off the floor...or at least between your feet.
- Keep passwords separate...not near the laptop or case.
- Don't leave it "for just a sec"...no matter where you are.
- Pay attention in airports...especially at security.
- Use common sense when reviewing emails
- Think twice – Click once regarding links found in emails
- Beware of emails from those you don’t and those you do.
- Be cautious with attachments
- Don’t send personal information like SSN, Driver’s License number, credit card numbers via email
- Beware of phishing emails that ask for personal information or want you to validate an account
FILE SHARING TIPS
- Beware of peer-to-peer file sharing applications such as BitTorrent and others
- Downloaded files may be copyright protected or contain viruses
- Don’t allow these applications to share your files if you choose to use them
- Distributing copyrighted videos and music files is illegal
- Turn on Automatic Updates for your operating system
- Update all applications when they become available (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, Java, Flash, Microsoft Updates, Web browsers)