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Cybersecurity month: Always work safely online, wherever you are

17 October 2022

Nowadays you can study anywhere: at home, on the road, in a public space or in the classroom. But how do you make sure you’re working safely online?

Here are some tips:

  1. Always perform updates on your devices. These will fix any vulnerabilities.
  2. Only use wifi with a password (at home too) and don’t use public wifi without a password. These networks are very easy to ‘eavesdrop’ on.
  3. Make sure you have a secure internet connection and install a VPN.
  4. Store files securely, so other people can’t access them and also to make sure you still have them if you lose your device.
  5. Lock your PC when you leave it, at home too. You can do so with the following keyboard shortcut: Windows + L.
  6. Use Signal as a safe alternative to WhatsApp.
  7. Have strong passwords and use a password manager.

European Cybersecurity Month

A safe digital environment is everyone’s responsibility. During the annual European Cybersecurity Month in October we’re therefore sharing weekly tips on how to be cyber safe at work.

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