NCSAM - National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Your password is important. Keep it strong. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.


Tip of the Week

Wellesley Resources

  • College-owned computers: use CrashPlan backup software in case of disaster
  • Windows computers: use Malwarebytes to scan for malware that can creep in from the web
  • Antivirus software is available to prevent and check for computer viruses
  • Online SANS cyber security training is available to make sure you know what pitfalls to avoid 

Beware of Social Engineering

Watch out for Social Engineering

  • Social Engineering: The clever manipulation of the natural human tendency to trust
  • Suspicious:
    • phone call? hang up
    • online chat? close the connection
    • email? don't reply and don't click on any links
  • Is it work-related? contact the Help Desk
  • Not sure if this outreach is legitimate? reach out to the company in question directly, through standard channels, and ask

Password Tips

Protect your passwords

  • Use different passwords for each of your accounts
  • Never use your Wellesley password on other sites
  • If you need to store passwords, do so securely using a password manager like KeePass


SANS Tip of the Day

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