Tips for Cyber Security in This Digital World

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In the wake of Monday's news of the latest cyber breach of information -- College Station Medical Center's parent company having some customer info stolen -- we wanted to provide some tips to help keep your information as secure as possible.

Catherine Gibson, a cybersecurity training coordinator with TEEX, provided this advice and some helpful links that could protect your money and life's details.

1. Be Aware – listen for breaches, check your statements, be proactive with your online security
2. Keep Records - document everything in the event you have a financial loss
3. Be secure - Make sure your data is backed up, passwords are strong and your security is set high
4. Be skeptical! Don’t trust links even from people you know, they could have been hacked
5. Know where to go for trusted information

Helpful Websites
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/money-credit
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/cyber
http://www.dhs.gov/topic/cybersecurity
http://www.teex.org/cyber
http://www.StopThinkConnect.org



 
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