NCSAM - National Cyber Security Awareness Month

2016 Tips of the Week

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NCSAM Events 2016

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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week #3: 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

Tip of the Week #2: 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

Tip of the Week #1: 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


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