Making Sense of Security 5 Cyber Safety Tips

5 Cyber Safety Tips

With October being Cyber Awareness Month, there s much that people need to know to stay safe online. Especially on social media. It’s more than not sharing any financial information. You need to protect your private data! Here are 5 simple Cyber Safety tips to help you stay secure. Get your copy of these tips to share now. NEVER Share Your Password! Keep your passwords secure. Change passwords often. 2. Post Carefully to Social Media Remember: Internet posts stay there forever. Especially with screenshots. 3. Be Careful Browsing the Internet One careless click can expose your sensitive information. Think before you click! 4. Use Caution Downloading Avoid downloading suspicious apps or software. It may result in malware. 5. Use...

Making Sense of Security Online Safety Tips

7 Best Online Safety Tips

Best 7 Online Safety Tips Video for Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some basic online tips from Making Sense of Security to keep your digital activity safe. Don’t Give Out Personal Information Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don’t give out your phone number, social security information, or banking info to someone you don’t know. Create Complex Passwords Create passwords with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Consider using password managers to create and keep track of your passwords. Check Website Reliability Before purchasing anything on a website ensure that it’s safe. You can do this by checking if it has a small lock icon or “https” before...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October - Making Sense of Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity applies to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack.  Here we at Making Sense of Security provide a few simple measures to help you stay safe in the digital world.  BASIC CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES: MAKE A UNIQUE AND LONG PASSWORDThe Longer your password, the more complex it can become for hackers to crack. A strong password is at least 12 characters long. Focus on multiple characters that you like to think about and are easy to remember. Make sure you use more letters than numbers. Also include symbols [email protected]#$%^&*?>. BE CAUTIOUS OF WIFI HOTSPOTS  Public...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in the United Kingdom,” Kay writes. “There are elements that might strike the recipient as strange. For example, the phrase ‘recuperating favorably’ is a bit off. Noncompliance is spelled ‘non-compliance.’ And ‘these guide and policies’ has an agreement-of-number problem. But otherwise, it’s a pretty good fake,...

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Military Tips To Survive The Brutal Cold

“A man in the cold is not necessarily a cold man.”– Mike Tipton. Knowing how to survive is key. Tyson S. was a 30-year-old man from Utah who moved to a remote part of Alaska. He had been living alone after purchasing his cabin. His nearest neighbor was over 20 miles away. Beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes separated Tyson from civilization. Yet, one mistake almost cost him his life. Tyson told police that his cabin had a very old stove. One evening, he put a big piece of cardboard in the stove to start a fire. But, the stove sent a spark up the chimney, which landed on the roof. A few hours later, Tyson noticed something dripping from...

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Security admins checklist: 10 tasks to perform every year

Here is a checklist of 10 important tasks security administrators should perform to keep devices protected and secure. Security administrators oversee the secured processes in place, safeguarding the day-to-day operations of an organization. While it is easy for users to focus solely on protecting computers and their devices, security admins are tasked with managing the overall landscape–including LAN/WAN, services, the devices used to access those services, and the most unpredictable factor of them all: The end user. Below is a checklist list of 10 items that should be performed  to ensure that devices and networks remain secured throughout the year. 1. Update your company’s policies Corporate policies governing computing systems, networks, and acceptable-use should be updated regularly to ensure they...

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