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Eight Smart Cybersecurity Habits: 2018 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Toolkit

October 2018

Materials in this toolkit are available to the entire UC community.

For editable files beyond what is available here, please contact your Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup rep(s), listed to the left. If your location isn't listed, please email BOTH Julie Goldstein AND Kamika Hughes at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu and kamika.hughes@ucop.edu.

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Article: "Make It a Habit! Eight Habits to Keep You Safe Online"

Every new cyber-attack or scam seems to be accompanied by a barrage of cybersecurity tips, pointers, dos and don’ts that we’re expected to follow to keep ourselves and our families safe and secure. While sometimes specific tips and awareness messages are important, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and tune it all out. One way to simplify cybersecurity is to focus on just a handful or two of good habits that can help protect you across a variety of situations. Here are eight important cybersecurity habits to incorporate into your online life.  [More... See the full 8 Habits article]

Posters:

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Video Short:

"8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits" from UCR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nelWqjAqQ (0:59 sec)

Tipsheet: "Cybersecurity: Make It a Habit"

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Postcard: "8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits"

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Social Media Posts:

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  • Cybersecurity: Make It a Habit! For more information visit: security.yourcampus.edu #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec #eshucinfosec
    Graphics: | Habit 1 | Habit 2 | Habit 3 | Habit 4 | Habit 5 | Habit 6 | Habit 7 | Habit 8 |
    Video clips: | Habit 1 | Habit 2 | Habit 3 | Habit 4 | Habit 5 | Habit 6 | Habit 7 | Habit 8 |
  • Here are eight important cybersecurity habits to incorporate into your online life: https://security.ucop.edu/resources/security-awareness/habits.html #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Always think twice before clicking on links or opening attachments. Remember that you might be being tricked. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Con artists know how to fake their identity. Verify requests for private information. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Protect your passwords. Make them long and strong, never reveal them to anyone, and use multi-factor authentication wherever possible. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Protect your stuff! Lock it up or take it with you before you leave, even if you’ll only be away for a second. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Password-protect all of your devices. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Keep a clean machine! Keep your devices, apps, browsers, and anti-virus/anti-malware software patched and up to date. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Back up critical files. Store backups in a physically separate location from the originals, and test them periodically. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • Delete sensitive information when you are done with it. Better yet, don’t store it in the first place if you don’t need to. #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec
  • If it’s suspicious, report it! #CyberAware #ncsamucinfosec

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