The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. This network of connections creates both opportunities and challenges for individuals and organizations across the globe. This week National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) highlights the ways in which internet-connected devices have impacted our lives. All users are empowered to own their role in security by taking steps to reduce their risks.

Actions contains Online Privacy tips from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

First Line of Defense: Your Password

Whether connecting for personal, educational, or business use, your password truly is your first line of defense. It's effectiveness depends on its strength, uniqueness, and privacy. The Related Articles, Password Safety and Tips for Creating a Secure Password, contain key ways you can protect your login.

Online Meetings: Lock the Virtual Conference Room Door

Using security features available in web conferencing tools, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, can prevent non-members from disrupting. Using waiting rooms and passcodes enables the host to control admittance. Not publicizing meeting links also decreases the chances of intruders finding your meeting. Actions contains instructions for hosts in: Manage Zoom Settings for Better Security and Teams: Keeping Students Safe.

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