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Defend Your Data: Cyber safety starts at home

During National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Information Technology Services will be offering tips to protect yourself, your information and your finances online. Each week in October, we’ll help you Defend Your Data and develop good cybersecurity habits. Let’s start at home: 
  • Keep your security software updated to defend against viruses, malware and other online threats. WVU offers free Sophos anti-virus software to all employees and students at freeav.wvu.edu
  • Think before you post information about yourself or others. It can live online forever. Consider how it could be perceived now and years from now. 
  • When shopping, make sure websites have https:// in the beginning of their URLs. The S indicates they are secure. • Be suspicious of links in emails, social media posts and online advertisements. When in doubt, don’t click! 
  • Secure your Wi-Fi router by using a strong catchphrase that’s at least 12 characters long. Use something that’s easy to remember like “Ilovecountrymusic”. 
Every Wednesday in October, ITS will be in the Mountainlair to answer questions and provide hands-on assistance installing Sophos, testing password strength and optimizing your use of Duo two-factor authentication. 

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