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Keep A Clean Machine

Keep A Clean Machine

Improve your on-line experiences by applying security measure and principles that will definitely make it harder for someone to gain unauthorized access to your network. Along with the resources found on the NCSA website (Stay Safe Online ) you can visit www.cybersecurityforeveryone.com for more information on how to “KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE” and protect yourself on-line.

Physical Security - Our Shared Responsibility

Physical Security – Our Shared Responsibility

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  • Monitor and control who is entering your workplace: current employees, former employees, commercial delivery, and service personnel.
  • Check for identification and ask individuals to identify the purpose of their visit to your workplace.
  • Report broken doors, windows, and locks to your organization’s or building’s security personnel as soon as possible.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Securing our online lives is shared responsibility. Get involved this October and empower our global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber-bullying as defined by the website www.stopbullying.gov is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyber-bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Internet of Things 101

STOP.THINK.CONNECT.: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE “INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)”?

Have you ever heard about the “Internet of Things (IoT)”?

2015's Worst Passwords

STRONG PASSWORDS

Should include letters, numbers, symbols, upper and lower case and be at least 12 characters long (the longer the password the better the protection)

Below is Splashdata's complete list of the 25 worst passwords for 2015, is your password on the list?

1.    123456

2.    password

Stop.Think.Connect - Educate Seniors

Seniors are defrauded at twice the rate of the rest of the population.  Seniors generally buy into a few myths about information exposure online. The first myth is that if you don’t use a computer you aren’t exposed online. In reality, just because YOU didn’t put information online doesn’t mean it isn’t there – virtually everyone has information online that has been placed there by several sources

Keep Your Children Safe

Kids create online user names and passwords for school, game websites, social networking, posting photos, shopping, and more.

According to a study by Teen Angels of Wired Safety.org, 75 percent of 8- to 9-year olds shared passwords with someone else

Malware

"Malware" is short for "malicious software”

"Malware" is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party's benefit.  Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other machines on the network).

Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office of Information Technology (MOIT) Enlists as Data Privacy Day Champion and Commits to Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

[Baltimore, MD] —Today the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology (MOIT) announced that it is now a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD). As a DPD Champion, MOIT recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information by respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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