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The most recent SANS Institute Security Awareness Tips
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When Away

May 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Leaving your seat? Ctrl--Alt--Delete! Make sure you lock your workstation or laptop while you are away from it. On a Mac? Try Control--Shift--Eject/Power.

Lock Your Mobile Devices

May 23, 2016 - 1:00am
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.

Trust Your Instincts

May 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Ultimately, common sense is your best protection. If an email, phone call or online message seems odd, suspicious or too good to be true, it may be an attack.

Kids and Mobile Devices

May 19, 2016 - 1:00am
If you have kids with mobile devices, create a central home charging station in 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.

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router

May 13, 2016 - 1:00am
The most effective steps you can take to secure your wireless network at home is to change the default admin password, enable WPA2 encryption and use a strong password for your wireless network.

Two-Step Verification

May 12, 2016 - 1:00am
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.

Cloud Security

May 4, 2016 - 1:00am
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.

Securely Disposing Mobile Devices

May 3, 2016 - 1:00am
Do you plan on giving away or selling one of your older mobile devices? Make sure you wipe or reset your device before disposing of it. If you don't, the next person who owns it will have access to all of your accounts and personal information.

Plugins

April 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Every plugin or add-on you install in your browser can expose you to more danger. Only install the plugins you need and make sure they are always current. If you no longer need a plugin, disable or remove it from your browser via your browser's plugin preferences.

Never Share Your Passwords

April 28, 2016 - 1:00am
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.