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Major News Events

When a major news event happens, cyber criminals will take advantage of the incident and send phishing emails with a subject line related to the event. These phishing emails often include a link to malicious websites, an infected attachment or are a scam designed to trick you out of your money.
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Installing Mobile Apps

Only install mobile apps from trusted places, and always double-check the privacy settings to ensure you are not giving away too much information. Does that mobile app really need access to contacts or need to know your location at all times?
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Older Generation

Using technology securelly can be overwhelming or confusing, especially for those who did not grow up with it. When helping secure those who are uncomfortable with technology focus on just the basics – 1) be aware of social engineering attacks 2) secure your home network 3) keep your systems updated 4) use strong, unique passwords 5) backup your key personal data.
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Kids and Family Members

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.
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Securing Your WiFi Access Point

The first step to creating a cybersecure home is to start by securing your WiFi Access Point. Change your WiFi Access Points default adminstrator password to something only you know. Many WiFi Access Points or WiFi routers are shipped with default administrator passwords that are publicly known and posted on the Internet.
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Updating Plugins

Every plugin or add-on you install in your browser can expose you to more danger. Only install the plugins you need and make sure they are always current. If you no longer need a plugin, disable or remove it from your browser via your browser’s plugin preferences.
Source: SANS Security Awareness

Privacy

Privacy is more than just settings in your Social Media account or using the Tor Browser. Your data and actions are collected in a variety of ways. The more aware you are of just how much of your data is collected, the better you can protect it.
Source: SANS Security Awareness