October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
4 Tips to Help You Browse the Web Safely*
- 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.
- Check for encryption: Find the padlock icon or HTTPS next the website address to ensure information is protected in transit.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 216.368.HELP (4357) or help.case.edu.
- 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!
Visit the [U]Tech’s Information Security Office (ISO) at securityaware.case.edu for security tips and news.
*Content courtesy of the SANS Institute