Articles tagged with: Security

Using Password Managers to Stay Safe Online

Whether it is posting in social media, reading email, banking, or any number of other things, if you are online, you will be using a password to access your account. Some people are really good about using secure password practices but many of us remember passwords by writing them down on a Post-It Note, using [ Read More ]

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Tips for Staying Safe Online With Your Social Media Accounts

Tips for Staying Safe Online With Your Social Media Accounts Social media has made the world a more connected place, and in most cases, that’s a good thing. But social media has also created easy access to people’s and business’ information. And that can be a very bad thing when it comes to hackers and [ Read More ]

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Mobile Device Security When Traveling Abroad – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018

This blog post is intended to provide a follow up to a previous post. You are encouraged to read the previous post because it, too, contains relevant information about this important topic. Travelers face an ever-increasing variety of cyber threats. Vulnerabilities, including unsecured devices and data and over-sharing information, can be minimized if we understand [ Read More ]

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Phishing emails on the rise

Over the past few months, we have seen an increase in the number of phishing emails being sent out. Unfortunately, this is a trend that will continue. While the email administrators are working hard to filter out these emails, it is virtually impossible to block all of them from being delivered. Because of this, it [ Read More ]

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State of Security – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

The State of Security 2017 October is the first full month of fall (and sometimes even feels like it), National Pizza Month, National Dental Hygiene Month (so brush your teeth after you finish your pizza) and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I would prefer to write about pizza, but since I work in IT, it think [ Read More ]

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Preventing Phishing – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

With the increase in fraudulent emails to Oklahoma State University employees over the past year, now is as good a time as any to develop best practices for keeping your devices malware free and your information secure. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and with the help of the Department of Homeland Security and [ Read More ]

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Recovery After A Data Breach – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

You have done everything you are supposed to: You don’t use the same password more than once, you don’t click on the fake links in your email or on websites, you use two-factor authentication when you log into websites[1] and you have credit monitoring on your accounts. Then you learn a company you rely on [ Read More ]

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P@55w0rdS! – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

Creating secure passwords is critical to protecting your online accounts, your personal data, and your identity. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it is a perfect time to review your passwords! Through websites and smartphone apps we shop, read email and scan social media sites, review credit card transactions, and check bank accounts. [ Read More ]

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Congress repeals FCC privacy rules, but what does it mean for me?

Last month the US Congress passed legislation, subsequently signed into law by the president, that repeals rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last October. But what has changed? Why is there outrage about this new privacy bill?! Why should I care? In October 2016 the FCC adopted rules regarding Internet Service Providers (ISPs) [ Read More ]

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Automatically Connecting to Public Networks

It seems everywhere we go, free wireless networks seem to exist. From our favorite local coffee shop, to the McDonalds down the street and even in the parking lots of a doctor’s office. While these public networks seem great, especially for those of us with limited data plans on our smartphones, we have to remember [ Read More ]

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