Tips to Stay Safe Online

Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution for protecting your information; however, you can make it more difficult for cyber-criminals to access your personal and work-related information. The following tips, tricks, and strategies are provided by industry leaders in cybersecurity and can help defend against threats.

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SANS Security Awareness Tip of the Day

  • September 24th, 2021
    A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people's computers is to send them emails with infected attachments. Cyber attrackers will try to trick you into opening these attachments by making the email appear to come from someone or something your know or trust. Only open email attachments that you were expecting.
  • September 23rd, 2021
    Ransomware is a special type of malware. Once it infected your computer, it encrypts all of your files and demands you pay a ransom if you want your files back. Be suspicious of any emails trying to trick you into opening infected attachments or click on malicious links, common sense is your best defense. In addition. backups are often the only way you can recover from ransomware.
  • September 22nd, 2021
    Have you considered a career in cybersecurity? It is a fast-paced, highly dynamic field with a huge number of specialties to choose from, including forensics, endpoint security, critical infrastructure, incident response, secure coding, and awareness and training. In addition, a career in cybersecurity allows you to work almost anywhere in the world, with amazing benefits and an opportunity to make a real difference. However, the most exciting thing is you do NOT need a technical background, anyone can get started.
  • September 21st, 2021
    Cyber attackers can just as easily trick or fool you in messaging apps as they can in email. Be on the look-out for scams or attacks via apps such as Slack, Skype, WhatsApp or event simple text messaging. The most common clues are tremendous sense of urgency or curiosity.
  • September 20th, 2021
    Do you plan on giving away or selling one of your older mobile devices? Make sure you wipe or reset your device before disposing of it. If you don't, the next person who owns it will have access to all of your accounts and personal information.
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