Managing your Privacy

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Although you cannot control everything about your online data, you, as users, have a say in it. The National Cybersecurity Alliance provides the following list of ways you can have control over your privacy.

  • Create long (at least 12 characters) unique passwords for each account and device. Use a password manager to store each password – maintaining dozens of passwords securely is now easier than ever.  
  • Turn on multifactor authentication (MFA) wherever permitted – this keeps your data safe even if your password is compromised. 
  • Turn on automatic device, software, and browser updates, or install updates as soon as they are available.
  • Learn how to identify phishing messages, which can be sent as emails, texts, or direct messages.

Source

https://staysafeonline.org/programs/data-privacy-week/individuals/

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Computer Science major at Fordham University. Working in the Office of Information Technology as an IT Risk Analyst Assistant.

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