CCSD Information Security Guidelines

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Internet Security Awareness - Protecting your Information


The information contained on this page is for general knowledge purposes only. All third party vendor products listed are for informational purposes only, if you choose to use or install any products listed on this page, or any other webpage, then you are doing so at your own risk and the Cobb County School District is not responsible for any problems related to your personal computing devices. If a problem does occur, then you should contact your computer manufacturer or the appropriate vendor for technical support and resolution.

Security Tips

Here are some great resources to use at home, in the classroom or for your personal safety.

Password Tips

  • Do
  • Change your password often.
  • Create a complex password. Include at least 1 capital letter, 1 number, 1 special character, minimum 8 characters long.
  • Use a password keeper (like KeePass) instead of writing it down.

  • Don't
  • Give your password out to anyone.
  • Save your passwords in your web browser, especially for online banking.
  • Write your password and user ID on the same sheet of paper
  • Tape your password under your keyboard, leave it in your desk drawer or leave it in a visible area
  • Make an easily guessable password. i.e. if you like the color yellow and your office or room is all yellow, then do not have any part of the word yellow in your password.
  • Use the same password for all accounts. If someone figures out your password, then they could potentially figure out your user ID and login to you bank account.

Security Alerts

Stay current with Internet crime and other security concerns. Check out these links to subscribe to feeds/blogs/bulletins.

Current Security Alerts

Security Software

There are many reputable software companies with free and subscription based programs designed to protect your computer from viruses and malware. Below is a list of computer security software that will help in protecting your personal computer, personal information, and removal of malicious software and viruses:

Total Computer Security

 

Computer Cleaning Tools

 

Guest WiFi

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