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Security Awareness Tips for Non-Technical Users
From the SANS Institute
- Use a password in only one place.
- Think twice before you post personal information. Remember, even crooks may see what you post on social media sites
- Lock your workstation before you leave your desk
- Keep your password secret
- Make your password complex.
- Back up your information so you don't join Kroll Ontrack's Top 10 Countdown this year
- Revoking security access isn't always enough
- Get a separate email address for postings
- Read error messages and checkboxes
- Stay safe when buying or selling online
- Use common sense when reviewing your email
- Don't tell ANYONE your password
- E-mail is insecure by default because it is more like a postcard, not a sealed envelope
- A password should be used by only one person.
- If you download FREE software…Make sure you don't get more than you bargain for
- Don't use information related to yourself as a password
- Use Outlook? Use the Auto-Preview, not the Reading Pane
- Don't make that call!
- Print out important documents
- Don't check "remember my password" boxes
- Remember that any email or instant message you send could come back to haunt you
- Report or challenge strangers in your office
- Many people think that 'formatting' a hard drive will wipe out all the data so it cannot be recovered
- Protect your home wireless networks
- Backup important files on a regular basis
- It takes two to tango and two firewalls to secure your system
- Four Tips to Help Keep Your Computer Secure
- If you print it, go get it right away!
- Beware of USB flash drive's autoplay feature
- Place a fraud alert to protect against identity theft
View the CERT Coordination Centre Tips on home networks
Cybercrime.org.za is an awareness portal intended for informational purposes. The site provides access to relevant and trusted local and international resources aimed at educating individuals at all levels. The site also features help for reporting suspected activities. Cybercrime.org.za is an independent, non-commercial initiative borne out of the needs identified over this past decade for pooling resources to address the criminal exploitation of ICT in South Africa and Africa at large...