Safe Web Browsing

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

4 Tips to Help You Browse the Web Safely*

  1. Watch out for browser warnings: Is there a warning banner about the website you are trying to visit? Avoid the site and go to a different one to find the information you need.
  2. Check for encryption: Find the padlock icon or HTTPS next the website address to ensure information is protected in transit.
  3. Get authorized: Before installing any software, plugins, add-ons or extensions, check [U]Tech policies and procedures to ensure it is authorized or ask the [U]Tech Service Desk at, 216.368.HELP (4357) or
  4. Once installed, keep it updated: Make sure that your browser and plugins always have the latest patches and updates.

Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Secure Online!

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*Content courtesy of the SANS Institute