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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.


July 31, 2015

Two Home Computers

If possible, have two computers at home -- one for parents and one for kids. If you are sharing a computer, make sure you have separate accounts for everyone and that kids do not have privileged access.

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July 30, 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.

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July 29, 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.

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July 28, 2015

Mobile Apps

Only install mobile apps from trusted places, and always double-check the privacy settings to ensure you are not giving away too much information.

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July 27, 2015

Lock Your Mobile Devices

The number one step for protecting your mobile device is making sure it has a strong passcode or password lock on it so only you can access it.

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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