As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, here are the final tips of the week, as well as information about a valuable scholarship opportunity for current college students:
Tips of the Week: Share with Care & Keep a Clean Machine
Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Once you post something publicly, it can never be fully deleted, so use caution. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it, and how it could be perceived now and in the future. Remember that future job recruiters and employers will likely look at your social media history and online presence, so make sure that you maintain a good reputation online.
Keep a clean machine. Cyber criminals frequently exploit vulnerabilities in old software for their attacks. Make sure that the software on your internet-connected devices (including PCs, smartphones, and tablets) is up-to-date to reduce the risk of infection from viruses and malware.
Cyber Security Scholarship Program
The National Science Foundation provides scholarships to students in cyber security-related degree programs at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in return for service in Federal, state, local, or tribal governments upon graduation. Undergraduate students can receive up to $22,500 per year, and graduate students up to $34,000, for tuition and other education-related expenses. Click here for more information.