Cyber safety guidelines

In following cyber safety guidelines a user will recognize online risks, make informed decisions, and take appropriate actions to protect himself while using technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology. He would adhere to privacy and safety guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Here are some cyber safety guidelines to follow.

Set secure passwords and don’t share them with anyone. Avoid using common words, phrases, or personal information and update regularly.

Restrict access and make personal information secure to prevent identity theft.

Be suspicious of unsolicited contact from individuals seeking internal organizational data or personal information. Verify a request’s authenticity by contacting the requesting entity or company directly.

Immediately report any suspect data or security breaches to your supervisor and/or authorities.

Limit the amount of personal information you post. Do not post information that would make you vulnerable, such as your address or information about your schedule or routine. If your friend posts information about you, make sure the information is something that you are comfortable sharing with strangers.

Be wary of strangers and cautious of potentially misleading or false information.

Take advantage of privacy and security settings. Use site settings to limit the information you share with the general public online.

Be suspicious of unknown links or requests sent through email or text message. Do not click on unknown links or answer strange questions sent to your mobile device, regardless of who the sender appears to be.

Download only trusted applications from reputable sources or marketplaces.