Cyber Security Awareness

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  • Do you suffer from security fatigue? Interesting articlePDF versionText only version by NIST.
  • Use a PIN or passphrase on your phone and ensure it is encrypted, if possible.
  • Don’t share your passwords with anyone else.
  • Never reuse passwords – different site/service, different password.
  • Use a password vault application to manage all your unique passwords.

Take a look at this article about password managersPDF versionText only version.

See here for "free" password manager reviews.

See here for "pay for" password manager reviews.

(The common differentiator between "free" and "paid for" password managers are: how comfortable are you with new software - free can have a slightly larger learning-curve - and how much integration do you want? If you want to be able to synchronize your passwords across your workstations, phones, tablets, and laptops, paid for are often better choices "out-of-the-box".)

  • Never click through unknown links.
  • Do you know what is and how to configure two-factor authentication? Use it, where applicable, for better security.

Read more about TFA ... a little way down this article there's a listing of online services and links to enabling their two-factor authentication - like Google Drive, Dropbox, Skype, Bank of America, Paypal, etc.

This brief articlePDF versionText only version also discusses TFA.

  • At home, is your wireless setup to be WPA2 encrypted with a unique, not vendor supplied, password & SSID?

Take a look at this article called, "Securing Your Home NetworkPDF versionText only version".

Or this onePDF versionText only version from our friends at the NSA.

  • Identity Theft: online, if someone can be you, is that a problem? Read this for why the answer is a resounding YES! Also check out for more information. Finally, check out this identity theft guidePDF versionText only version written by Jefferson County's DA's Office.
  • Online scams and phishing campaigns – are you immune?

Look at this phishing awareness article for more information about what phishing is.

And this brief articlePDF versionText only version about phishing.

  • Why would anyone go after me? I don’t think I’m that important.

Think again ...

  • Stop – Think – Connect: a good overall cyber security mantra.

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  • Do you keep adequate backups of your most important or treasured data?

    For more reasons why you really should backup all your data:

    Look at this brief articlePDF versionText only version about backups and recovery.

    Look at this article about ransomwarePDF versionText only version.

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