Keeping you safer online

On the job, “too much trust” includes sharing your passwords with co-workers and downloading attachments in emails without making sure you know the sender.

 

Also, posting information about your employer on personal social media accounts is dangerous because crooks and competitors might read it.

When you’re finished using a password-protected website, simply closing the window isn’t enough to stay safe. You must click “sign out” first.

 

And always sign out of an employer’s computer before leaving for a meeting, lunch and at the end of the workday.

Technology pros at every organization establish specific ways for employees to send and store digital files and communicate online.

 

Using your personal technology accounts at work because it seems easier can leave the entire organization exposed to cybersecurity risks and even violate regulations.

8 in 10 breaches at employers can be traced back to employees who use passwords that are too short and reuse passwords on different websites.

 

Once fraudsters steal a password, they can use automated tools to break into other websites.

Yes, it takes time to update software on your personal smartphone and tablet and it’s easy to keep clicking “Remind me later.”

 

But software updates include the latest safeguards against hackers and are designed to make devices operate faster, easier to use and fix bugs.

Your safety is important to us! 

 

Click the image to the right to download and print these steps to being safer on the job. 

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Fraudsters are getting smarter. They're using technology to send emails that are customized with your name and a message.

Sometimes the email appears to be from a manager, human resources or accounting, instructing you to do something right away. Other fake messages appear to come from a shipping company like FedEx or UPS informing you of a package delivery attempt. And sometimes, as you'll see below, the message is personal and designed to spark your curiosity.

But clicking on the link in the email will download a virus to your computer. 

Drag the red slider bar from right to left

to spot clues that this message is fake. 

How they decide what shows up in your Facebook feed.

The type of cybercrime that's actually declining.

And cybersecurity advice from a major political party.

Take the cybersecurity quiz and learn more!

One last thing...

In the upcoming edition of Aware Force:
Protecting one of your most valuable possessions: your identity.

Cyber Cartoon: Paul Noth/The New Yorker Collection/The Cartoon Bank

March 2019 a • Edition #65

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