Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness month? The Office of Information Technology has put together a few tips and tricks to keep your computer and accounts secure.
- Think before you click! Be wary of e-mails, social media posts, or texts imploring you to act quickly or offering you something too good to be true.
- Own your online presence. Set privacy and security settings on websites and devices to your comfort level of sharing. Review your privacy settings for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Protect your computer. Install antivirus and anti-malware software; OIT recommendations are online. Keep your software up to date by applying security patches. Password-protect or passcode-protect your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.
- Back it up. Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely. Consider using a service such as Dropbox or SkyDrive Pro, an external hard drive, or both.
- Keep it safe. Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure place. Consider using a service to store them, such as LastPass or 1Password.
Get more tips from STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
OIT also offers training workshops for students in a wide range of topics, including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Excel, and web survey design. To see all of the workshops offered throughout the semester, visit the OIT Training Page.