Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 
 

Cyber Awareness Basics and Best Practices

  • 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

 

Fight the Phish

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 catchaphish@osteo.wvsom.edu.

 

 

 

Ransomware

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!

 

 

 

Cybersecurity Is Everyone's Job