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Security Awareness Tip of The Day


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.

Email Auto-Complete July 20, 2018

Be careful with email auto-complete. This is an email feature that automatically completes a name for you when you begin typing it in the TO field. However, your email client can easily complete the wrong name for you. If you are emailing anything sensitive, always be sure to check the TO field a second time before hitting the send button.

To learn more, check out this OUCH! newsletter.

Lock Your Mobile Devices July 19, 2018

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.

To learn more, check out this OUCH! newsletter.


Bluetooth July 18, 2018

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.

To learn more, check out this OUCH! newsletter.


Mobile Apps July 17, 2018

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

To learn more, check out this OUCH! newsletter.


Kids and Family Members July 16, 2018

If you have children visiting or staying with family members (such as grandparents), make sure the family members know your rules concerning technology that your kids must follow. Just because your kids leave the house does not mean the rules about what they can do online change.

To learn more, check out this OUCH! newsletter.

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