You can — and should — take steps to protect yourself and your information whenever you’re online.

Lock down your login:

  • Don’t reuse the same password for multiple accounts.
  • Use a long, strong password or passphrase.
  • Use a password manager. Did you know Keeper is free for UAB students, faculty and staff?

Keep a clean machine:

  • Make sure you enable automatic updates.
  • Use anti-virus software to scan your devices.

Guard your personal information:

  • Be thoughtful about what you share on apps and web sites.
  • Pay attention to privacy settings.

When in doubt, throw it out:

  • If a link looks suspicious, delete it.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and UAB IT will be sharing a number of tips and tricks to keep you and your data safe.

Because information security is a team sport, when you protect yourself, you protect all of us.