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It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Lock Down Your Login
Google Security Checkup
  • Protect your account in just a few minutes by reviewing your security settings and activity
  • myaccount.google.com 
Own Your Online Presence
  • Actively manage your privacy and security settings to control who see the things you post online.
  • Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for sharing.
  • Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it might affect you or others.
  • Understand what information your devices collect and how it’s managed and stored.
  • Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it is collected.
  • https://www.stopthinkconnect.org/campaigns/own-your-online-presence
Free Credit Report Freeze
Keep a Clean Machine
 When in Doubt, Throw it Out
  • If an email/post/ad looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete/mark as spam or report as a phishing email.
  • Links in emails, posts & ads are often how criminals try to steal info, don’t click on links and go to the site directly.
  • Attachments can contain malicious software that can infect your computer, don’t open.
  • https://staysafeonline.org/staysafe-online/online-safety-basics/spam-and-phishing/
Connect With Care
  • Limit what you do on a public wifi network.
  • Be careful when performing financial transactions and look for a valid security certificate for the secure website (https).
Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Do not ‘jailbreak’ your mobile device as this removes the built-in security features.
  • Secure physical access to your device or enable device tracking in case it is lost or stolen so you can remotely lock and/or wipe the device.
  • Enable passwords preferably, but also PINs, whenever possible on all your mobile devices.