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Security Checklist general security tips

Mobile Checklist > tips for mobile devices

IoT Checklist > tips for the Internet of Things

Google User Security Checklist > check your account

Phishing > what to look for and do when you receive an email phish

OS updates - Windows | Mac > make sure you are up to date

Browser updates > find if your browser and plug-ins are up to date, easily update them if they aren’t

Ransomware > learn about this dangerous malware


Read Infosec News!


Read EdTech Blog for NCSAM tips!



Downloads and File Sharing > what you should and should not do
Encrypt Files > password protect and encrypt documents for transitor storage
Find My iPhone > locate iPhones, iPads, iPods, and computers
Lock My Mac > enable the ability to lock your Mac when you are away
Password  > select a good password
Phishing > what to look for when you receive an email phish

Social Networking how to be safe on websites like Facebook
Facebook Security > a guide
Shopping and Banking > how to be careful when managing your financial information
Traveling > what you should know when traveling 

Tools & Resources:


Microsoft Security Center
Security Essentials
Safety Scanner

Download Symantec Endpoint Protection 

LC account required.  ONLY for current faculty, staff institutionally-owned computers and personal student computers

Web browser plug-in version checks

Qualys BrowserCheck
Oracle Verify Plugin

Web browser plug-in updates

Oracle Java
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash
Uninstall Java - Windows |  Mac
Disable Java - How to disable Java in your web browser

OS updates - Windows | Mac
Cell phone security

FCC Smartphone Security Checker
FCC Report Stolen Smartphone

Smartphone Security Checklist (pdf)
Mobile Security Guide for Health Information
Find My iPhone
SeekDroid - find your Android
Plan B - find your Android (free)


Kryptos > encrypts voice communications over 3g/4g/wifi
Norton Snap > QR code scanner that shows URL destination
Scrambls > cloud solution, registration account required, only scrambles posts w/web plugin and tweets (free) > cloud solution, registration account required, checks Facebook posts (photos) and apps for malicious code, monitors (free)

Public Resources:  

Stay Safe Online > National Cyber Security Alliance’s [NCSA] official website for information security awareness

FTC > US Federal Trade Commission’s official website for identity theft information and resources for victims

Report consumer fraud, identity theft to the FTC and find more information.

Stop. Think. Connect. > Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the private and non-profit sectors have a campaign for security awareness

OnGuard Online | Stop. Think. Click. > US Federal Government’s official website for information security awareness

Deter, Detect, Defend. > US Federal Trade Commission’s official website for identity theft information and resources for victims





National Cyber Security Awareness Month > October
Read President Obama’s Proclamation of NCSAM 2010 > White House officially recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Data Privacy Day > January

Definitions > Frequently used technology lingo 




Not ready for prime-time, online faculty/staff user security training

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    Targeted emails, requesting personal information, have recently been received by the LC community.  If you receive one of these phishing email, delete it right away and don’t click on any links contained within the message.  If you have already clicked on the link, please reset your password immediately.  Please see the related news story for additional information. 


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