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Cyber Security

Password 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).
Antivirus Tips
  • Use an AntiVirus application
  • Keep it updated daily
  • Don’t let the subscription expire
  • Scan your drive at least weekly

LAPTOP TIPS 
  • 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.

EMAIL TIPS 
  • 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


COMPUTER UPDATES
  • 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)