SANS Institute Security Awareness Tip of the Day The most recent SANS Institute Security Awareness Tips https://www.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/the-tower-of-updating/ Identity theft is when someone steals information about you and then uses that information to pretend to be you and commit crimes, such as credit card fraud. One of the key steps to protecting yourself is monitoring your financial, credit score and credit card accounts. The sooner you detect fraud in any of these accounts, the sooner you can minimize the damage. Shopping Online Wed, 25 Aug 2021 https://www.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/shopping-online-securely When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure. Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network Tue, 24 Aug 2021 https://www.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/creating-cyber-secure-home Be aware of all the devices connected to your home network, including baby monitors, gaming consoles, TVs, appliances or even your car. Ensure all those devices are protected by a strong password and/or are running the latest version of their operating system. Two Home Computers Mon, 23 Aug 2021 https://www.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/online-security-kids If possible, have two computers at home -- one for parents and one for kids. This way they can't accidently infect your computer. If you are sharing a computer, make sure you have separate accounts for everyone and that kids do not have privileged access. of their operating system. Never Respond to Emails Asking for Personal Information Fri, 20 Aug 2021 https://www.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/stop-that-phish Companies you do business with should never ask for your account information, credit card numbers or password in an email. If you have any questions about an email you receive that supposedly came from your financial institution or service provider, find their number on their website and call them.