Security: Emerging Trends and Threats for 2013
- Enable encryption
and password features on your smart phones and other mobile devices.
- Use strong
passwords that combine upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters, and do not share them with anyone. Use a separate password for
every account. In particular, do not use the same password for your work
account on any other system.
- Do not use
your work email address as a "User Name" on non-work related sites or
- Be cautious
regarding all communications; think before you click. Use common sense when
communicating with users you DO and DO NOT know. Do not open email or related
attachments from unknown sources.
- Do not reveal
too much information about yourself online. Depending on the information you
reveal, you could become the target of identity or property theft.
- Be careful
with whom you communicate or provide information on social media sites. Those ‘friends’ or games might be looking to
steal your information.
- If the device
is used for work purposes, do not share that device with friends or family.
- Please contact BIT staff for additional questions or concerns on state government cyber security policies.