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NCSAM Tip #10: Cloud Security for Everyone

…re about the current threat landscape, watch a rich and compelling on-demand webcast by Patrick Gray, principal security strategist at Cisco. Here are some specific concerns and action to take. 1. User accounts: Breaking into user accounts is a quick way for hackers to gain access to your online data and privacy. Action: Use strong passwords to protect your accounts and update them on a regular basis. Ask your cloud service providers if they hav…

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How Safe is Your Phone System?

…itor VoIP traffic. A secure phone system, such as the Cisco Smart Business Communication System, should include security devices like a secure router. If you use a hosted IP phone system, make sure you know what security measures your provider has in place to protect your data network from VoIP threats. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a good reminder that in this digital age, phone calls and voicemail messages are just data th…

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NCSAM Tip #9: Anonymity Online — Profile Management for Personal Safety

…roversial call in a baseball game, someone with his same name received threats meant for the ref. Today’s security awareness tip is about profile management: developing habits that help you to stay in control of the information that’s available about you online, to keep you safe in the real world. You have probably already heard good tips from the news about profile management and not even known it at the time. Tips like “don&#8…

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NCSAM Tip #8: Patch Verification with MBSA and Cisco IOS Software Checker

For Cyber Security Awareness Month I’d like to address patching; more specifically, verifying patches in your environment. Patching is a big part of any security policy. It’s also very important to verify that the patches and updates deployed have actually been installed. Whether you have one host or thousands, using a tool to scan your environment to verify those patches can save a lot of time and serve as a check on your patch p…

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NCSAM Tip #7: Surfing in Different Oceans

…, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. We can take advantage of this fact to create a very simple but effective security advantage. Spend a little time thinking about your typical web browsing activities. It might be useful to look back through your browsing history for the last week or two. What kind of activities do you tend to use your web browsers for? Perhaps work sites, social networking, web mail, on-line finances, bill payment, taxes,…

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