10 Key Cyber Safety Tips

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by Michael Garcia
Chief Technology Officer

10 Key Cyber Safety Tips

  1. Never click on a link in an email until you validate the source

  2. Never enter personal information in an email or text message

  3. Use antivirus software and keep it up to date

  4. Limit web usage in the office to core, business-related tasks

  5. Make minimal use of unsecured, public networks

  6. Create strong passwords and change them every 2-3 months

  7. Do not use the same password for multiple accounts

  8. Create separate email accounts for work, personal use, alert notifications and other interests

  9. At home, set up a primary network and another for guests

  10. Be prudent in what you share about yourself and your job via social media

Additional Steps Toward Cyber Security


  • Create unique passwords made up of a mix of numbers, upper- and lower-case letters and symbols

  • Change passwords three-four times a year

  • Store in a safe place or use a password management tool

  • Do not use common passwords

  • Do not select “remember my password” on websites you visit

WiFi/Hot Spots:

  • Disable automatic networking

  • Turn off auto connect to non-preferred networks

  • Turn off file sharing

  • Use your phone’s mobile network instead of public wifi

  • Avoid public WiFi

  • Do not use public WiFi to enter personal credentials. Your information could be captured by hackers


  • Call the email sender to confirm its authenticity if you suspect fraud

  • Limit the amount of personal data you give out

  • Use privacy settings online whenever possible

  • Do not respond to requests for personal data in an email

  • Do not assume every email you receive and every request made via email is authentic