Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices

Why is it important to dispose of electronic devices safely?

In addition to effectively securing sensitive information on electronic devices, it is important to follow best practices for electronic device disposal. Computers, smartphones, and cameras allow you to keep a great deal of information at your fingertips, but when you dispose of, donate, or recycle a device you may inadvertently disclose sensitive information which could be exploited by cyber criminals.

Types of electronic devices include:

Securing Network Infrastructure Devices

Network infrastructure devices are often easy targets for attackers. Many of these devices are not maintained at the same security level as general-purpose desktops and servers, but there are steps users and network administrators can take to better secure their network infrastructure.

Network infrastructure devices are ideal targets for malicious cyber actors. Most or all organizational and customer traffic must traverse these critical devices.

Securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is becoming an important part of everyday life. Being aware of the associated risks is a key part of keeping your information and devices secure.

The Internet of Things refers to any object or device that sends and receives data automatically through the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things” includes tags (also known as labels or chips that automatically track objects), sensors, and devices that interact with people and share information machine to machine.

Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet

Computers are an essential part of our everyday lives. It’s important to properly configure your home computer before connecting it to the internet to keep it, and your information, secure.

Why is computer security important?

Because computers play such critical roles in our lives, and because we input and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s imperative to implement and maintain computer security. Strong computer security ensures safe processing and storage of our information.

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