Cybersecurity Awareness: Social Networking Safety

Published: January 11, 2019

Social networking sites are a great way to stay connected and communicate, but according to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), individuals are not exercising enough caution when sharing personal information.

US-CERT suggests the following in order to protect yourself on social networking sites:

  • Limit the amount of personal information you post.
  • Remember the Internet is a public resource.
  • Be wary of strangers.
  • Be skeptical.
  • Evaluate your settings.
  • Be wary of third-party applications.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Check privacy policies.
  • Keep software, particularly your web browser, up to date.
  • Use and maintain anti-virus software.

Learn More about Social Networking Safety

Contact Mike Wilson at or 208.562.3193 with questions or for more information, and stay tuned for more tips and information on cybersecurity awareness in future issues of Bert’s Alerts.

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