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April 2017

Decluttering Your Digital Life

Start fresh this spring – online and offline. In addition to the traditional tasks on your spring cleaning list like tidying the closet and washing the windows, take time to create a “digital spring cleaning” list as well.
What exactly does a “digital spring cleaning” entail?
A digital spring cleaning means taking control of your digital life and the information that you share online. Similar to regular cleaning or tidying one’s home, it might seem like a daunting task at first. In reality, just a few simple steps can make a big difference in helping protect yourself online.
The Department of Homeland Security recommends that you incorporate these cyber tips into your spring cleaning routine this year.

  • Clean your machine. Update the security software on all of your devices that connect to the Internet.  Keeping the software on your devices up to date will prevent attackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities. Also review the applications you have downloaded. If you no longer use a particular app, delete it. It’ll not only free up storage space on your device, but it will also remove permissions that app has to potentially gather your information. 
  • Turn on multi-factor authentication. Enable stronger authentication on your online banking and email accounts. Turning on a two-factor authentication, such as a PIN sent to your mobile device, helps verify a user has authorized access to an account. For more information about authentication, visit the Lock Down Your Login Campaign at
in this issue
Decluttering Your Digital Life
How Much Do You Know About the Basics of Cybersecurity?

BGCA Conference Recap

Cyber Quiz

Take Your Child to Work Day

Ready-to-Use Social Media Posts

featured resources
Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) is a new resource from OPM that helps hiring managers by providing recruiting and compensation resources, recruiting tools that help automate cyber position descriptions, and information on employing students as well as veterans. The website is also a great tool for individuals looking to find a job as a cybersecurity professional. Find out more at

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