Cyber Security Awareness

Live Cyber Savvy
Are you and your family safe? Greene County and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security want to help protect your digital life.

Share With Care

  • What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
  • Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
  • Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
  • Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.

Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.

  • Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
  • Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Should/Should not: Talk to your family, friends and coworkers about what information you should and shouldn't send over email. Personal (e.g., Social Security numbers) and financial (e.g., credit card numbers and banking accounts) information should never be sent over email. You may also consider using an email encryption service to keep sensitive emails secure.

Staying Protected While Always Connected

Your Evolving Digital Life

  • Learn about “The Internet of ThingsSecurity and the Internet of Things
  • Know the risks of mobile applications: Risks of Mobile Applications
  • Your connected home: Did you know that appliances such as your refrigerator will soon connect to the Internet? Create a guest network for those devices and keep an inventory list of each device on that network.
  • Beware of public WiFi: Cyber criminals can watch your screen and discover your passwords and other information.
  • Make passwords long, strong and unique: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.
  • Back it up: Protect anything you have saved on your computer (personal paperwork, music, photos, etc.) by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.

Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work