• Fortify each online account or device. Enable the strongest authentication tools available. 
  • Keep a clean machine. Make sure all software on Internet-connected devices are up-to-date to reduce the risk of malware infection.
  • Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Own it. Be sure to review the privacy policies of apps and websites to ensure you know what is being done with your personal data.
  • When in doubt, throw it out. Cyber criminals often use email links to try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, forward it to report-phish@osu.edu and delete it.
  • Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online.  Respect the privacy of others.
  • Own your online presence. Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information.