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The most recent SANS Institute Security Awareness Tips
Updated: 3 hours 10 min ago

Cloud Security

June 1, 2016 - 10:00pm
One of the most effective steps you can take to protect your cloud account is to make sure you are using two-step verification. In addition, always be sure you know exactly whom you are sharing files with. It is very easy to accidently share your files with the entire Internet when you think you are only sharing them with specific individuals.

Never Share Your Passwords

May 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
Never share your passwords with others, including your supervisor or coworkers. Your password is a secret; it only works if only you know it. If anyone else knows your password, you may be responsible for their actions.

Two-Step Verification

May 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.

Unique Passwords

April 17, 2016 - 10:00pm
Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.

Kids and Screenshots

April 14, 2016 - 10:00pm
If you have kids with mobile devices, create a central home charging station in a place like your bedroom. Before the kids go to bed at night, have them put their mobile devices there so they are not tempted to play with them when they should be sleeping.

Shopping Online

April 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Lock Your Mobile Devices

April 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
The number one step for protecting your mobile device is making sure it has a strong passcode or password lock on it so only you can access it.

You Are a Target

April 10, 2016 - 10:00pm
You may not realize it, but you are a target. Your computer, your work and personal accounts and your information are all highly valuable to cyber criminals. Be mindful that bad guys are out to get you.

Don't Login on Untrusted Computers

April 6, 2016 - 10:00pm
A password is only as secure as the computer or network it is used on. As such, never log in to a sensitive account from a public computer, such as computers in a cyber cafe, hotel lobby or conference hall. Bad guys target public computers such as these and infect them on purpose. The moment you type your password on an infected computer, these cyber criminals can harvest your passwords. If you have no choice but to use a public computer, change your password at the next available opportunity you have access to a trusted computer.

Back up Your Files

April 5, 2016 - 10:00pm
Eventually, we all have an accident or get hacked. And when we do, backups are often the only way to recover. Backups are cheap and easy; make sure you are backing up all of your personal information (such as family photos) on a regular basis.
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