Things to consider for computer security and safety

Never give out login credentials (over the phone, in person,or by email).

When using public Wi-Fi, refrain from sending or receiving private information. Report any loss or theft of your company issued smartphone/tablet/laptop immediately to IT.

Choose strong password with letters, numbers, and special characters to create a mental image or acronym that is easy to remember.

Use a different password for every website. If you have only one password, a criminal simply has to break a single password to gain access to all your information and accounts.

Keep your computer up to date on software patches. By not applying a patch, you might be leaving the door open for malware to come in. Malware exploits flaws in a system in order to do its work.