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It’s that time of year again! We’re all decked out and wrapped up for some holiday cheer when scam artists come out to prey on the generosity of good-hearted people who are just trying to be in the holiday mood. Fake charities, malicious websites, and phishing emails are all part of their repertoire.  Here are [Read More]

Stay safe online with this year’s four basic cybersecurity behaviors that will set you up for success. A solid first step is using strong passwords and a password manager.  Data source: PC Mag https://www.pcmag.com/news/average-us-internet-user-is-locked-out-of-10-accounts-per-month   Strong passwords can be long or complex (ITS recommends ways to use passphrases to create a strong password). And cybersecurity [Read More]

Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, is a security measure that requires anyone logging into an account to prove their identity with a two-step process. It makes it twice as hard for criminals to access an online account. Using MFA with your online accounts is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe [Read More]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe when using technology, whenever and however you connect. This year’s theme is “It’s easy to stay safe online.” Throughout the month, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be sharing information about four basic cybersecurity behaviors that anyone can practice to take control of [Read More]

While battling zombies and monsters, don’t let hackers get the sneak attack. Online gaming can be full of security threats to your financial and private information.  Many security strategies that apply to software and services also apply to online gaming. Make sure the game is legit and not a trojan horse that can collect your [Read More]