Category: Best Practice

Let’s get SMART

The Tip This holiday season, many of us will be buying or receiving gifts that are ’Smart’ and will be internet connected and a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Whether it’s a television or a personal assistant, fitness

Does it have to be all so technical?

The Tip Strong security isn’t just about complicated rules around passwords and anti-virus software and malware and managing access. Many important habits for safeguarding your important personal and work information build down to common sense and physical security and generally

Your data is valuable!

The Tip Everything from personal information, personal photos, work correspondence, to your banking information and social media activity is valuable. If it’s valuable to you, it’s valuable to cybercriminals. In fact, some of it is valuable to cybercriminals without you

Our internet; Our cyber security

The Tip Cybersecurity month, week one. The internet is something we all share, and we all share a responsibility for keeping it safe. Thankfully there are simple ways we can all contribute to our collective Human Firewall. The Detail Get

Tips For Safe Social Media Use

The Tip Many of us use social media tools like Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat every day. Given the popularity of these tools, the landscape has become ripe ground for cyber criminals and fraudsters. Using these tools safely isn’t really

Is spam clogging your inbox?

The Tip Spam campaigns are often a primary attack vector used by cyber criminals. Less spam means being a little more secure. The Detail Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. There are a number of simple strategies you can

Have I Been Pwned

The Tip We should all know by now that using the same password on multiple sites is a big security no-no! We might think our username:password is safe with the big companies, but this is absolutely not true. Did you

USB, Don’t Trust Anything

The Tip We should all know by now to never insert an unknown USB drive into our computer or laptop. Sadly, researchers are finding more and more crafty ways that criminals are abusing the ‘Universal’ part of Universal Serial Bus.

Where To Keep Your Data, And Why

This week’s topic is Where to keep your data, and why. It is more an information piece geared to getting you think, than a simple tip. The Tip These days, many of us work on laptops and take our work

Check Before You Click

The Tip Did you know that many viruses and other forms of compromise can now be spread just by visiting a website? This makes it more important than ever to be careful what you click on! The Detail Potentially harmful

5 Tips to Securing Your Webcam

The Tip January 28 was Data Privacy Day. Read this post about the importance of securing your webcam and protecting your privacy. This is a guest-post by Marc Saltzman, who has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a

The Culture of Security

This week’s topic is The Culture of Security The Tip Our community has its own culture. We have a standardized method of communication. We have dress codes. We have expectations, rules, and a collective personality that exists in the university.

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