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How To Protect Your Private Information


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In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2016, we offer you five tips to keeping your personal data safe online. We encourage you to stay #CyberAware this month and every month.

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How To Protect Your Private Information

  1. 1. Enable Session Timeouts and Auto Lock Do Not Open or Reply to Phishing Emails Legitimacy of an Email or Phone Call Use Password Screensavers Make Passwords Complicated CLICK TO OPEN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION Be on the lookout for phishing scams. Double check the sender’s email address, and don't click on unknown links even if it is from someone you think you know. Search those links on the Internet instead. Enable session timeouts and auto-locks for your digital devices, including tablets, laptops and phones. Enter your password to “wake up” your device. Click “ok” to software updates. It may seem annoying to continuously update apps or programs, but this is how manufacturers push the latest security patches to your device. Make your passwords complicated. Use letters, numbers and symbols. Change your password on a regular basis. Keep track of where your personal data is housed on your computer, phone, “cloud service” or email. Determine the appropriate protection for each data type.