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Cyber Security Awareness Newsletter

OUCH! is the world’s leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for the common computer user. Published every month and in multiple languages, each edition is carefully researched and developed by the SANS Securing The Human team, SANS instructor subject matter experts and team members of the community. Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization. OUCH! is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. You are free to distribute OUCH! within your organization or to your customers as part of your security awareness program, or share OUCH! with your family, friends and coworkers. The only limitation is you cannot modify nor sell OUCH!.

Click the link below to see the current Cyber Security Awareness Newsletter and Newsletter Archive. 

Source: Cyber Security Awareness Training and Programs | SANS Securing the Human

Best TV streaming services of 2018: SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and more | TechHive

TechHive created this guide to compare the features of all the current TV streaming bundles. The guide lists which devices each streaming service supports, provides a full side-by-side channel list, and provides TechHive bottom-line recommendations. The guide also shares the latest TV streaming news, and links to in-depth reviews about how each service works.

via Best TV streaming services of 2018: SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and more | TechHive

Securing Your Home Network

Security Tip (ST15-002)

Home Network Security

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) US-CERT has released revised guidance for securing home networks. Apart from the standard advice of updating software regularly, creating strong passwords, and being wary of possible malicious links, users are advised to install a firewall and enable wireless security on routers.

Home network security refers to the protection of a network that connects devices to each other and to the internet within a home. Whether it’s staying in touch with friends and family, paying your bills electronically, or teleworking, the internet enables us to accomplish tasks more efficiently and conveniently from the comfort of our own homes. However, as we increasingly embed technology into our daily lives, the risk of security issues also increases. As a result, it’s imperative that home users understand and remain vigilant about the risks of being connected to the internet and the importance of properly securing home networks and systems.

 

via Securing Your Home Network

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST15-002