Spruce Up Your Digital Life

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Truth or Myth?

As we find ourselves spending more time at home, cleaning and organizing seem to become a part of our daily routines. But do not forget about sprucing up your digital life, too!  Let’s dive in and start our digital spruce-up.

Below are popular myths and truths about cleaning up the digital elements of your life. Click on the plus  “+” symbol to learn if its the truth or a myth:

Take time to delete any unused programs and apps on your electronic devices. Also, check your device settings to make sure you have enabled automatic updates.

That’s the truth! This setting will ensure your apps are working fast and makes it much harder for anyone to hack into them.

Alerts for your bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial accounts are unnecessary.

That’s a myth! You should consider turning these alerts on, so you are the first person to know when an account is being used or a transaction is made.

Save every email. You never know when you might need it, right?

That’s a myth! We strongly encourage you complete an email purge – delete what you do not need and archive what you might want to save.

When cleaning out your desk, backpack, laptop case, or handbag, get rid of USBs or other hard drive devices if you don’t need them.

That’s a myth! Do not dispose of any hard drives or USB devices without wiping it clean and removing personal or vulnerable information.

Check back next month for more cybersecurity awareness resources. A special thank you to SANS Security Awareness for these helpful tips.

The Information and Instructional Technology team continuously updates its website with helpful resources and information. Take to check it out: https://iit.dtcc.edu/cyber-security/.