Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD)

HappyDPD

 

Check Your Privacy Settings

Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

– See more at: https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/check-your-privacy-settings/#sthash.BdWj9ZM8.dpuf

1 Day until Data Privacy Day

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Privacy Tips

Be #PrivacyAware.

Share With Care

  • What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
  • Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
  • Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
  • Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.

Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.

  • Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
  • Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.

– See more at: https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/privacy-tips/#sthash.cSbDB6eO.dpuf

Critical Security Update from Microsoft

Microsoft released an important security update this morning to address a critical vulnerability in the Internet Explorer browser. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer.

 

All users on a Windows computer should install this update right away, whether you use Internet Explorer as your browser or not.  **Please note: this does not apply to users running a Mac Operating System.

 

How do I check if my computer is up-to-date?  On your Windows computer, perform the following:

 

  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Windows Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
  2. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
  3. If any updates are found, click Install updates.

 

You might see both important and optional updates. This vulnerability is addressed in the Important Updates.  Click Update and the security patch will be installed.

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Complete information from Microsoft can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-093.aspx

 

If you have any questions about this update, please contact the TSC.