The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
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Social media can be a great place for cyber criminals to learn a lot about you. Sharing information such as pet names, your mother’s maiden name, your place of birth, and other personal information can help thieves with figuring out passwords. Set privacy controls, use caution when accepting friend requests, and refrain from sharing information or access to information with people you do not know.
Use caution when opening e mail attachments. E mail attachments (files attached to e mail messages) are a primary source of virus infection. It’s easy for a cybercriminal to disguise a link or attachment as something that looks harmless, but actually allows access to viruses or malware to your computer or smart phone that could lead to personal information being hacked. Use anti-virus software to scan the documents first to ensure they are safe for your computer. Never open an attachment from someone you don’t know. If you know the sender but weren’t expecting an attachment, verify that the sender actually sent the attachment before you open it.
Limit your access to banking accounts and other sensitive personal information when using public Wi-Fi. Public connections provide significantly less security and may give cybercriminals easy access to your internet traffic. Guard your personal information carefully. If a website asks for a credit card number, bank information, or other personal information, make sure you trust the website and that it uses secure http (https).
Don’t leave your computer in an unsecured area, or unattended and logged on, especially in public places. Protect your computer with an anti-virus software, and keep up with the updates. Only install add-ons from websites that you trust. Web browser add-ons allow webpages to display things like toolbars, stock tickers, video, and animation. However, add-ons can also install spyware or other malicious software. If a website asks you to install an add-on, make sure that you trust it before doing so.
Do not use the same password for all of your accounts and change your password routinely. Choose strong passwords – stay away from common words and include uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers and characters. Avoid using easily guessed information such as your birthday, social security number, name, and username. When a website asks you to answer security questions, lie. Don’t answer these honestly. Remember your high school mascot can be searched. Two-factor authentication is a good idea, but don’t be predictable.
Cyber criminals often attempt to obtain sensitive information by means of viruses, cyber scams, and other cyber threats. Here are a few to watch out for:
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