In this month’s IT security tip we’re talking about protecting not only your personal information, but your online identity as well.
What you post online can come back to haunt you.
Here are four simple tips to help you protect your personal information:
- Limit the amount of personal information you post when using social media tools such as Facebook, Instragram, Twitter and YouTube.
- Do not assume that email is private.
- Limit the amount of personal information (such as SIN, credit card numbers, banking information, drivers license number, etc.) you store on your computer. If your computer is lost or stolen this can be valuable information.
- Log off, lock your screen, or use a password-activated screensavers when stepping away from your computer.
For more information on protecting yourself online, please visit https://carleton.ca/its/security/.