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.


September 3, 2015

Kids and Education

One of the most effective methods you can use to protect kids online is to talk to them. The younger you start talking to them, and they to you, the better. Hold regular conversations about online safety issues, even going so far as to show them actual negative events that have taken place. If you don't know what your kids are doing, simply ask. Play the clueless parent and ask them to show you what the latest technologies are and how they use them. Quite often, kids love the idea of being the teacher and will open up. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter


September 2, 2015

Bluetooth

Turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it on your computer or device. Not only does this make it more secure, but it also saves battery life. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

September 1, 2015

Browse With Encryption

When browsing online, encrypting your online activities is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Make sure your online connection is encrypted by making sure HTTPS is in the website address and that there is a green lock next to it. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

August 31, 2015

Shopping Online

When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure. Learn more in this OUCH! newsletter

August 28, 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. 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