Many cyberattacks can be prevented if you take a moment to consider your actions and potential consequences to yourself and the greater university community. Here are ten tips to help you stay cybersafe.
Create strong passwords
Make a lengthy password using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Use different passwords for different sites and consider using a password manager, such as LastPass, to store your passwords. Also, never share your password with anyone.
Know how to identify phishing attempts
Be wary of emails or calls that require "immediate action" or ask for personal information. Carefully inspect links to make sure they point to a reputable site before clicking and never respond to messages asking for your username and password. Report suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSU offers 2-factor authentication (2FA) for myFSU HR, FSU email and other university applications. Consider adding 2FA to other sites or applications when available, such as your personal email or social media accounts. This extra layer of security requires you to verify your identity twice before accessing your account and can protect you from having your email hijacked or your paycheck redirected.