Practical Ways to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays – From Our Experts to Your Home
SANS Security Awareness Holiday Jingle: #GuardYourCard
Our festive song raises awareness of the cyber security risks involved in holiday seasonal shopping, including phishing scams, data swipes, fake websites, and infected attachments. We remind consumers to practice vigilance in protecting their credit card data, to review their card statements, to make purchases from trusted websites, and to ‘always stay on guard’ when shopping for the holidays.
Top Threats to the Home
Anyone’s home can be targeted by a cyber attacker. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik identifies the most common threats to home digital security and shows us how to secure a home Wi-Fi network and smart home devices.
Many parents face difficulty in striking an appropriate balance between security and accessibility regarding their children and teens’ digital devices. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses the security risks associated with kids’ devices, as well as common-sense steps parents can take to secure devices by type and operating system.
Backing Up Your Digital Information
Backing up our digital information consistently is crucial in order to protect ourselves and our families in cases of device crashes, attacks, and other emergencies. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses the ins and outs of backing up data, including the use of cloud storage providers, scheduling regular automatic backups, understanding where data is going, and talking to family members about backups, password managers, and other important data security measures.
Balancing Your Children’s Privacy Online
Our children and teens are spending more time than ever online. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses screen time limits and outlines the risks associated with kids’ online activities, including cyberbullying, social media use, video gaming, and the concept of the digital footprint