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Adopting IT Security best practices can keep you safe while using the Internet. You’ll be taking steps to protect not only your personal information but also Douglas College’s data. That means there will be less possibility of putting yourself and the College at risk.
NOTE: VirusTotal does not guarantee a site’s safety – always use your judgement when clicking links and visiting websites.
NOTE: This does not mean where your data is going to is safe. Always use your judgement when providing personal or financial information online.
By following these tips, you can greatly reduce your cybersecurity risks. Keep in mind that these tips don’t guarantee your cybersecurity. Always be cautious and use your judgement when you’re online.
More information can be found on Get Cyber Safe and Tips for Online Safety 2017.
Make sure your password is at least 15 characters long. A strong password uses at least 3 of the following:
The more types of characters you use, the stronger your password. Don’t use dictionary words. Even longer passwords using regular dictionary words can be easy to crack.
Take the Password Test to validate the strength of your password or passphrase.
ATTENTION: Douglas College will never ask for passwords by email. If you receive a phishing email in your College email address, don’t click any links or open any attachments. Instead, send a copy to the CEIT Service Desk to report the phishing attempt.
Questions? Contact the CEIT Service Desk
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