• Keep your operating system and software up to date.
  • Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don't know or companies you don't do business with.
  • Do not visit unknown web sites.
  • Only install software from official places like the Apple App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store.
  • Back up all your files. If your computer is infected with ransomware, recovery may be impossible.  
  • Test backups regularly, at least once a month, to ensure data can be restored.
  • If you get a ransomware warning on your computer, please disconnect your computer from the network, by unplugging the cable or disconnecting from Wi-Fi network and contact Computing Services Helpdesk right away.
  • Be mindful of what you are posting on social media.
  • Be careful what you post to social media.  It never really goes away.
  • Do not upload anything you wouldn’t want everyone to see.
  • Do not upload or share sensitive information.
  • Never share your password with coworkers, family, friends or strangers – even if it is just for convenience.
  • Have a good password policy of creating long, unique password for each of your accounts.  
  • Never use default passwords, and do not use the same password across multiple systems.
  • Be extra cautious when connecting to ‘public Wi-Fi’ such as at café’s/restaurants. They may not be secure.  
  • Manage your privacy, iOS or Android.
  • Enable a Pin or Passcode on your mobile device, iOS or Android.
  • Keep your mobile device up to date, iOS or Android.
  • Keep your apps up to date, iOS or Android.
  • Do not open or respond to unknown or unexpected text messages or email.
  • Do not leave your mobile device unattended.
  • Secure your home wireless with a strong password.