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The most recent SANS Institute Security Awareness Tips
Updated: 1 hour 27 min ago

If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

June 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
Report any identity theft immediately by following these steps:Contact the three major credit bureaus and have them place a fraud alert on your credit report.If a credit card was involved, contact the credit card company and have a new credit card with a new number issued.Contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report.File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.Document all conversations so you know whom you spoke to and when.

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.

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.
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