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Security Awareness Tip of The Day

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Welcome to the SANS Tip of the Day site. Each day we post a new tip that focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization. In addition, each tip is linked to a respective OUCH! newsletter so you can learn more about the topic, in over 20 languages. The Tip of the Day program is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. You are welcome to use these tips within your organization or share with family and friends, the only limitation is you cannot modify them and must reference the source. If you have any suggestions or ideas for new tips please contact us at community@securingthehuman.org.

November 30, 2015

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router

The most effective steps you can take to secure your wireless network at home is to change the default admin password, enable WPA2 encryption and use a strong password for your wireless network. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

November 27, 2015

Never Share Your Passwords

Never share your passwords with others, including your supervisor or coworkers. Your password is a secret; it only works if only you know it. If anyone else knows your password, you may be responsible for their actions. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

November 26, 2015

Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, common sense is your best protection. If an email, phone call or online message seems odd, suspicious or too good to be true, it may be an attack. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

November 25, 2015

Don't Lose That Device

Did you know that according to the Verizon DBIR team, you are 16 times more likely to lose a laptop or mobile devices than have it stolen? When you are traveling, always double-check to make sure you have your mobile device with you, such as when you finish going through airport security, leave your taxi or check out of your hotel. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

November 24, 2015


Every plugin or add-on you install in your browser can expose you to more danger. Only install the plugins you need and make sure they are always current. If you no longer need a plugin, disable or remove it from your browser via your browser's plugin preferences. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

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Tip of the Day Team

The Tip of the Day program is developed through a rigorous process involving numerous volunteers. These tips would not be possible without the hard work of the people below.

Advisory Board

Allison Hickman
Andrew Richter
Janet Roberts
Karen McDowell
Mariano M. Del Rio
Rhonda Kelly
Michael Sands
Ed Yuwono
Stephanye Schuyler
Mark Ryan del Mroal Talabis
Thomas McMahon
Vaman Amarjeet