Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest_Spring 2019

Cybersecurity Education

Responsibly navigating the cyber threats of the online world is a critical life skill that needs to be incorporated into the curriculum every day. For example, programming and using camera drones outside is great, as long as privacy concerns are addressed. A student testing their drone skills at home could inadvertently violate a neighbor’s privacy if their drone’s camera peers into the neighbor’s home. These are privacy

concerns students should be made aware of when using technology. The National Cyber Security Alliance runs a website called Stay Safe Online that weaves cybersecurity and safety into everyday instruction; especially at the elementary level.

Cybersecurity is a must in curriculum in increasingly digital classrooms

For more information on cybersecurity in digital classrooms use this link.

Understanding more about phishing techniques to reduce your digital risk

But since it only takes one click, you should keep these five tips in mind: • Limit information shared online • Monitor emails to see typos or slight changes • Add additional security measures • Protect with two-factor authentication • Regular training of employees

Phishing has been used for over 25 years and is the third most common technique used in data breaches. Attacks try to convince targets to click on a malicious link in phish- ing emails, social media posts or ext messages. Attacks may even spoof legitimate email accounts, making the phishing email appear to be authentic.

The good news is the percentage of individuals who will click in any given campaign has been greatly reduced.

For more information from “Security Week”, click here.

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