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1. You Are A Target
You are an attractive target to hackers. It CAN happen to you.

2. Your Passwords Are A First Line of Defense
Practice good password management. Use a strong mix of characters, and don’t use the same password for multiple sites. Don’t share your password with others, don’t write it down, and definitely don’t write it on a post-it note attached to your computer or something people can see or discover.

3. Your Data Is Valuable
Don't your devices unattended. If you need to leave your computer, phone, or tablet for any length of time lock it up so no one can use it while you’re gone. If you keep sensitive information on a flash drive or external hard drive, make sure to lock it up as well.

4. Practice Safe Clicking
Always be careful when clicking on attachments or links in email. If it’s unexpected or suspicious for any reason, don’t click on it. Double check the URL of the website the link takes you to: bad actors will often take advantage of spelling mistakes to direct you to a harmful domain. Think you can spot a phony website? Try this Phishing Quiz.

5. Beware Of Browsing
Don't assume that all networks are secure. Sensitive browsing, such as banking or shopping, should only be done on a device that belongs to you, on a network that you trust. Your data could be copied or stolen when you use public wifi. That can also be true when you use a friend's or relative's wifi.

6. Back Up Your Data
Back up your data regularly, and make sure your anti-virus software is always up to date.

7. Physical Cyber Safety
Be conscientious of what you plug in to your computer. Malware can be spread through infected flash drives, external hard drives, and even smartphones.

8. Share Less Sensitive Information
Do you post pictures on Instagram or Facebook? Watch what you’re sharing on social networks. Criminals can befriend you or your children and easily gain access to a shocking amount of information. You don't want strangers or bad actors to know where you go to school, where you work, or when you’re on vacation.

9. Cut Out The “Middle Man”
Offline, be wary of social engineering, where someone attempts to gain information from you through manipulation. If someone calls or emails you asking for sensitive information, it’s okay to say no. You can always call the company directly to verify credentials before giving out any information.

10. Stay On Top Of  Your Accounts
Be sure to monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity. If you see something unfamiliar, it could be a sign that you’ve been compromised.

Source: 10 most Important Cybersecurity For Your Users, February 9, 2018. Cybint News


 


 

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help desk for nvusd staff
HOURS
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CONTACT: (707) 557-8333

 

  • The Help Desk is your first resource for technology problems. Our techs will try to resolve your technology issue over the phone. If a site visit is required, a service ticket will be created and a tech dispatched. All initial contact should be over the phone so we can evaluate and resolve the situation most effectively.​

  • The Help Desk is designed to help resolve immediate problems. If you already know that you need a tech to come to your site, please create a service ticket instead (using School Dude).​

  • This service is offered to NVUSD staff members only. Please do not have students call the Help Desk -- not even on behalf of a staff member.

help desk for nvusd staff
HOURS
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CONTACT: (707) 557-8333

 

  • The Help Desk is your first resource for technology problems. Our techs will try to resolve your technology issue over the phone. If a site visit is required, a service ticket will be created and a tech dispatched. All initial contact should be over the phone so we can evaluate and resolve the situation most effectively.​

  • The Help Desk is designed to help resolve immediate problems. If you already know that you need a tech to come to your site, please create a service ticket instead (using School Dude).​

  • This service is offered to NVUSD staff members only. Please do not have students call the Help Desk -- not even on behalf of a staff member.

Need Help with Technology Purchases?

Contact:

Aaron Vargas
aaron_vargas@nvusd.org
Shoretel extension 399-4329