Thursday, October 18, 2018

How much of your private life is floating around in cyberspace?

Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it, and how it could be perceived now and in the future.

DePauw's IT KnowledgeBase Protecting your identity article provides information on reducing your risks to identity theft by helping you to:
  • Gain a better awareness of your level of exposure.
  • Adopt secure computing practices.
  • Remove saved passwords. 

The Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information website shares tips on How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure.

Make #InfoSec a priority by being #CyberAware!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How do I create a password that is memorable for me yet hard for someone else to guess?

Passwords may be inconvenient, but they're important for securing your accounts! They are like keys to your personal home online. You should do everything you can to prevent people from gaining access to your password. 

DePauw's IT KnowledgeBase Passwords article helps you to:
  • Know password requirements. 
  • Create secure passwords.
You can also find information about changing or resetting your password by going to

Learn about Tips for Passwords and Securing Your Accounts.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Malware has gone Mobile. Do not limit security because of the device you are using.

Did you know? Your cell phone and tablet need to be kept up to date with the latest security software, browsers and operating system, just like your PC or laptop.

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DePauw’s IT KnowledgeBase Information Security article offers:
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. offers Safety Tips for Mobile Devices for you to be #CyberAware while on the go.

Make #InfoSec a priority by being #CyberAware!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How do I keep my information more safe and secure?

Usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, bank, and social media. Improve account security by enabling strong authentication tools such as 2-Step Authentication, unique one-time codes, or hardware tokens. 

DePauw's IT KnowledgeBase Keep IT safe article helps you:
  • Recognize legitimate email from the HelpDesk.
  • Report suspicious activity.
  • Ensure a more secure browsing environment.
StaySafeOnline provides links to Manage Your Privacy Settings for various online services.

Make #InfoSec a priority by being #CyberAware!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What is Phishing and How Do I Protect Myself?

Don't be baited into disclosing personally identifiable information!

DePauw's IT KnowledgeBase Phishing article will help you:
  • Learn how to recognize a phishing email.
  • Provide you with tips to avoid getting phished.
  • Report phishing emails.
Make #InfoSec a priority by being #CyberAware!