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Posted February 22, 2017 by
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What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Nearly everything we do in our day-to-day lives touches the Internet in some way--online shopping and banking, social networks, app-controlled thermostats and security systems, cloud storage, and more. In a world where so much of our life is online, it's important to understand which behaviors keep you safe and which put you at risk for lost data, infected computers or phones, compromised accounts, and even identity theft.

Learning basic cybersecurity practices--or brushing up on what you already know--can help you stay safe and avoid the stress and time it takes to recover from compromised data. These basic skills include using public Wi-Fi safely, keeping your computer up-to-date, and recognizing email scams.

You can learn these skills and more with the course "Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals." This course has many short videos, each focused on a particular aspect of cybersecurity. We recommend watching the safety tips for Mac and Windows computers as well as the specific Internet browsers you use.

This is a ThunderCloud Training video course. Sign in to with your email address and password to watch the videos. You can save your place and pick up the videos again later, add videos to a playlist, and look at other recommended courses. If you have any questions, contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu