NCSAM 2018 Week 1
Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety
Every day, parents and caregivers teach kids basic safety practices like looking both ways before crossing the street and holding an adult’s hand in a crowded place. Easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begin with parents leading the way. Learning good cybersecurity practices can also help set a strong foundation for a career in the industry.
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Cyberaware Tips to Protecting Yourself and Your Family at Home
LOCK DOWN YOUR LOGIN
Your usernames and passwords are not Enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media. Strengthen online accounts and use strong authentication tools – like biometrics, security keys or a unique, one-time code through an app on your mobile device – whenever offered.
KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE
Keep all software on internet-connected devices – including personal computers, smartphones and tablets – current to reduce risk of infection from ransomware and malware.
BACK IT UP
Protect your valuable work, music, photos and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely. If you have a copy of your data and your device falls victim to ransomware or other cyber threats, you will be able to restore the data from a backup.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE WI-FI ROUTER IN YOUR HOME
Use a strong password to protect the device, keep it up to date and name it in a way that won’t let people know it’s in your house.
PERSONAL INFORMATION IS LIKE MONEY. VALUE IT. PROTECT IT.
Information about you, such as purchase history or location, has value – just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it is collected by apps, websites and all connected devices.
SHARE WITH CARE
Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it might affect you or others.