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 email@example.com.
Two-Step Verification February 12, 2016
Never Share Your Passwords February 11, 2016
Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.
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.
Cloud Security February 10, 2016
One of the most effective steps you can take to protect your cloud account is to make sure you are using two-step verification. In addition, always be sure you know exactly whom you are sharing files with. It is very easy to accidently share your files with the entire Internet when you think you are only sharing them with specific individuals.
Securely Disposing Mobile Devices February 9, 2016
Do you plan on giving away or selling one of your older mobile devices? Make sure you wipe or reset your device before disposing of it. If you don't, the next person who owns it will have access to all of your accounts and personal information.
Use Caution Opening Email Attachments February 8, 2016
A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people's computers is to send them emails with infected attachments. People are tricked into opening these attachments because they appear to come from someone or something they know and trust. Only open email attachments that you were expecting. Not sure about an email? Call the person to confirm they sent it.
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.
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- Mark Ryan del Mroal Talabis
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