October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
10 Tips to Help You Stay Safe from Malware*
Malware is a type of program designed to infect computers and devices. Once installed, malware allows cyber-attackers to spy on your online activities, steal passwords, delete or encrypt files or use your system to attack others.
- Use anti-virus software, and keep it updated.
- Keep operating systems updated and patched.
- Install software and apps only from trusted sites.
- Only click on links or open attachments in emails you were expecting.
- Report incidents, such as if you have been hacked, to the [U]Tech Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org / 216.368.HELP (4357) / help.case.edu.
- Do not open unexpected email attachments.
- Never pay a ransom to unlock encrypted files.
- Do not click on untrusted or suspicious email links.
- Do not plug untrusted USB drives into computers or devices.
- If your computer has been infected, don’t try to fix the problems. Report it instead.
Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Secure Online!
Visit the [U]Tech’s Information Security Office (ISO) at securityaware.case.edu for security tips and news.
*Content courtesy of the SANS Institute