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DHS Issues Tips for Cyber Security Campaign

The following article was compiled by Alyssa Ritchie.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are some useful tips from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign.

When in doubt, throw it out.  Stop and think before you open attachments or click links in emails.
Back it up.  Make electronic and physical backups.
Guard your devices.  Never leave your laptop or mobile devices unattended in a public place.
Secure your accounts.  Use passwords that are at least eight characters long and a mix of letters, numbers, and characters.
Report anything suspicious. If you experience unusual problems with your computer or device, report it to your IT department.

For information and useful cybersecurity tips, please visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.

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