April Cyber Security Newsletter- Digital Spring Cleaning

CyberSecurity Bulletin

Digital Spring Cleaning.

The mark of spring means a deep cleaning of your home. Do you also take some time to digitally spring clean your technology?

by Brianna Vega on April 1, 2019

You can take the following steps and tips to help declutter your digital environment. It is important to take the time to clean and organize your technology. This helps you keep your data up to date, reduce the risk of your data being exposed and keeps your devices secured and clean.

Online Accounts:

  • Delete any stale accounts, ex. Online shopping accounts

  • Do these accounts have the same password? Go through and reset all passwords on these accounts.

  • Do your online shopping accounts have old payment information that need to be updated?

Email Accounts:

  • Delete any old email accounts you no longer use.

  • Delete any spam or junk mail.

  • Unsubscribe to recurring emails you do not need.

  • Keep important emails safe in a marked folder.

Social Media:

  • Are you actively using all social media accounts you are registered to?

  • Is your contact information up to date on these accounts?

Devices:

  • Are there any apps on your tablet or mobile device that you do not use? Delete them!

  • Make sure all devices require a password to log in.

  • Go through documents on your devices and determine if they are important and need to be saved or if they can be deleted.

  • Make sure your laptop is up to date on its anti-virus software and that any updates are applied to your laptop.

  • Clear out the recycle bin on your desktop!

Web Browser Settings:

  • Browsers like Google Chrome can store your passwords for you. Go through those passwords to make sure they are current.

Home Networks:

  • Make sure you wireless router at home is secured with a unique password and that it’s broadcast name is not directly identified as your wireless router.


 

I will be sending out monthly security newsletters. If you ever have a concern or question on best security practices please feel free to email me at bvega@shrewsburyma.gov

Thank you!

  • 78
  • 10-Apr-2019
  • 84 Views