SANS Security Awareness Tips

RSS SANS Institute Security Awareness Tip of the Day

  • Never Respond to Emails Asking for Personal Information May 24, 2017
    Companies you do business with should never ask for your account information, credit card numbers or password in an email. If you have any questions about an email you receive that supposedly came from your financial institution or service provider, find their number on their website and call them.
  • Email Auto-Complete May 23, 2017
    Be careful with email auto-complete. This is an email feature that automatically completes a name for you when you begin typing it in the TO field. However, your email client can easily complete the wrong name for you. If you are emailing anything sensitive, always be sure to check the TO field a second time […]
  • Ransomware May 22, 2017
    Ransomware is a special type of malware. Once it infected your computer, it encrypts all of your files and demands you pay a ransome if you want your files back. Be suspicious of any emails trying to trick you into opening infected attachments or click on malicious links, common sense is your best defense. In […]
  • Lock Your Mobile Devices May 19, 2017
    The number one step for protecting your mobile device is making sure it has a strong passcode or password lock on it so only you can access it.
  • Email and Emotions May 18, 2017
    Never send an email when you are angry; you will most likely regret it later. Instead, when you are emotional and want to reply to someone, open up an email and write everything you feel, but do not send it. (Be sure there is no name in the TO field so that you do not […]