Use long, unique passphrase for all accounts
Use a password manager
Update software as soon as updates are available
Be mindful of emails from unknown senders
Keep backup copies of your data, locally and on the cloud
Phishing attacks are the #1 gateway to cyberattacks and pose as emails that entice users to reveal personal information. Suspicious emails should never be opened or links clicked. Report phishing attempts to the Information Technology Department’s email@example.com.
The most common tactic used by hackers is to carry out ransomware attacks through phishing campaigns. Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's personal data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid (Wikipedia).Think before you click!