Security Best Practices

IT security best practice documentation and how-to articles

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A good digital spring cleaning can help keep your devices and information safe and secure year-round. Here are some tips for a digital spring cleaning. Learn more...

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The Internet is a very powerful and useful tool when used properly. Find out how to be a good cybercitizen. More...

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Ransomware—a type of malware that encrypts users’ files or locks their operating systems until a ransom is paid—has become an expensive security issue for institutions and individuals. Find out how to protect yourself... more

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Have you ever wondered who, besides your friends and family, might be seeing that strange selfie you posted on Facebook? Or who knows about your upcoming vacation to London? As much as social media sites try to keep your online information secure, there are no guarantees that your posts are completely private... more

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With the number of social media apps and users increasing rapidly, we want to share some tips to help you manage your online reputation. Please keep this advice in mind when sharing online... more

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What can you do if, despite your best efforts, your account is hacked? And how would you know if it’s been hacked? Look for these signs... more

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As hackers become more sophisticated, passwords become less effective. Many organizations—including UCLA—now offer multi-factor authentication (MFA), which relies on additional credentials besides your password. But what do you do if a site does not offer MFA, and a password is the only safeguard between your personal information and the criminal underworld?...more

Find tips that illustrate effective theft-prevention techniques and proactive measures to protect your devices and personal data...more

 

While traveling at home and abroad we should use some basic strategies to stay connected and remain cyber safe. Utilize the adaptable approaches below to protect yourself prior to, during, and after your trips, and even while you are on the move at home...more

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Learn what it takes to resist the phishing bait...more