Don't Be a Billy: What NOT to do Online

Posted October 30, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Security ThunderCloud Services

Don't Be a Billy: What NOT to do Online

To learn how to keep your personal information safe, watch how Wheaton College students of the 1940s would have handled cybersecurity in the video “Don’t Be a Billy.”

The video ends with some simple ways to be a more thoughtful and safe digital citizen:

  1. Keep anti-virus and anti-malware software up-to-date
  2. Use a spam filter
  3. Activate your system’s firewall
  4. Update your OS [operating system] and browser automatically
  5. Choose complex passwords and change them often
  6. Guard personal data and passwords
  7. Don’t click on unfamiliar or suspect links
  8. Don’t use open Wi-Fi networks for private business
  9. Use privacy and safety settings on social networks
  10. Back-up, back-up, back-up!

Before the end of the calendar year, Academic and Institutional Technology will be sending a fake phishing email to all Wheaton College students. Make sure you are prepared to guard against phishing emails by reading “Avoiding Phishing Attempts.”

If you have any questions about cybersecurity, contact the AIT Service desk by email or by phone at 630.752.4357 (HELP).