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 Cyber Security  Cyber Security Pop Quiz

Think fast: what’s the first thing you do after realizing you just replied to a bogus e-mail and now your machine or device has been compromised and you’re staring at a ransom note. Now what?

First, take a picture of the ransom notice on the screen.

Second, immediately disconnect the device from your company’s network (if appropriate) and the Internet by disconnecting the WiFi. Do the same with all devices connected to the network your machine is on.

Third, call your IT Department and report the incident. Do not ignore it, click it away or try to fix it yourself.

Pop Up Windows         Don't Click on Pop-Ups

You’re working at your computer when suddenly – BAM! – you get a pop-up notification that your PC is infected with a virus and you must “click here” to run a scan or install antivirus software. This is a common scareware tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus. 

Often it will appear to be a system alert or a Microsoft operating system alert. Regardless of how legitimate it looks, NEVER click on the site or the pop-up. The safest thing to do is close your browser; do not click on the X, “Close” or “Cancel” button in the pop-up or on the site because clicking on anything on the page or pop-up will trigger a virus download. If that doesn't work, bring up your task manager (hold Control + Alt + Delete on a PC and Command + Option + Esc to “Force Quit” on a Mac) and close the web browser or application where the alert appeared.or
  • Always giving false password and identity challenge and verification information to the sites and services that require it.
  • Keep your answer file offline.

Mobile Phone Security

Ten Easy Tips for your Mobile Phone Security:

  1. Lock your device with a PIN or password and never leave it unattended in public.
  2. Uninstall apps you don’t use.
  3. ONLY download apps from trusted sources.
  4. Keep your phone’s operating system updated.
  5. Install antivirus software.
  6. Use your phone’s “find me” feature to prevent loss or theft.
  7. Cover the camera with a camera sticker when not in use.
  8. Backup your data.
  9. Encrypt the data if you have sensitive info stored on it.
  10. Don't click on links or attachments from unsolicited e-mails or texts.

Bonus Tip: Never connect your phone to public WiFi – in fact, it is best to leave your WiFi off so it doesn’t automatically connect to a network you don’t expect.


Mr. Gabriel Granda
Network Coordinator
Mr. Jerry Erszkowicz
Technology Assistant