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When traveling with the family this spring break, wait until you return to post about your vacation. You don't want everyone to know exactly where you are, or maybe more importantly, where you are not! You don't want a potential thief to know your house is vacant for several days!

One responsibility of being a parent is ensuring your children's safety. Are you inadvertently endangering your child(ren) with your social media posts? Digital kidnapping is real. Learn how to keep your family safe with this article and video. https://www.today.com/parents/digital-kidnapping-alert-how-protect-your-family-online-predators-t125213

Social engineering is a huge OPSEC vulnerability. What is social engineering? Simply put, it is the art of psychologically manipulating people into divulging sensitive or classified information. To avoid being socially engineered, don't open emails or attachments from suspicious sources, use multifactor authentication on accounts, be wary of tempting offers, and keep antivirus/antimalware updated. Watch how easy it is to be socially engineered! https://youtube.com/watch?v=lc7scxvKQOo

Tax season is a favorite time of year for scam artists! Don't be a victim! https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

Do you store your data in a cloud? Do you know how it works? Be sure to protect yourself and your information! http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/how-secure-is-your-data-when-it%E2%80%99s-stored-in-the-cloud/ar-BBIqaxl?li=aa4zoy&ocid=ientp

Have you ever endured the painstaking task of applying for financial aid using FAFSA? Check out this interesting article and reminder of just how dangerous data aggregation can be! https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/11/namedobssnfafsa-data-gold-mine/#more-41621
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Buying the kids a phone, computer, or a gaming system for the holidays? Consider checking out https://protectyoungeyes.com for ways to ensure your child's safety when using these devices!

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