Week 1: Oct. 3-7
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security
Whether you are online banking, shopping, social networking, or downloading the latest app, practicing good cybersecurity in today’s interconnected world is critical. Everyone must learn to stay safe and more secure in their ever-expanding digital lives. Therefore, in support of cybersecurity month, we would like to offer a few quick tips to help you stay safe online.
Be mindful of what you do online. Keep yourself safe and apply these practices to your daily online activities to help protect yourself against cybercrime.
Cyber Security is something all computer users should be aware of and practice every day. IT is offering these resources as part of the October 2016 National Cyber Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign, but will be available and updated year round. New and updated information will be advertised through the University website, GothicNet portal, and email.
It starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. A simple action for all of us to employ to stay safer and more secure online...
STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.
CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you have taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
Be sure to look through our resources and videos that will provide you with useful information on how you can keep your personal information from being hacked and stolen.