Monthly Security Tips: Staying Secure on Social Media

Calling all tweeters, likers and photo sharers—are you aware of the potential privacy risks on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram? Do you know ways to ensure your security? The Office of the CIO (OCIO) and the SANS Institute have some tips to share with you!

The July edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, focuses on social media privacy and security. You are likely aware that what you post on social sites can impact you and your future, but have you thought about how your actions can impact your employer? What about cyber attacks that move from the screen to your home or work scene? SANS explains several security measures to protect your social media sites including encryption, strong passwords and regular confirmation of privacy settings.

The OCIO also has some tips to share that can help you stay “SECURE” on social media: