As educators we are responsible for the safety of our students and their information. The first step in accomplishing this goal is knowing how to best protect ourselves.

PHISHING: Even if you know the source of an email or social media post, if it looks suspicious, delete it!

APPS & WEBSITES: Be sure an app or website is safe to use before recommending it to your co-workers and students. Read the privacy policy!

PASSWORDS: Use strong passwords or passphrases and change them regularly. NEVER share your password with anyone.

BACK UP YOUR DATA: Protect the valuable information on your computers and mobile devices by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.

SOCIAL NETWORKING: Be careful about posting personal information about yourself or others. You never really know who might see it



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This cybercrime targets victims using email, phone and text messages to gain access to financial and other important account information.

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Security Awareness

Take precautions to protect yourself online, and learn what to do if you are impacted by a breach, cybercrime, or other online issues.

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