Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Stop. Think. Connect™…Rick Loek

Stop. Think. Connect is a program that was launched in October of 2010. The program was created by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) and The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They have created a website with many resources.  There is a tips and advice section https:// that contains useful advice in various languages and a variety of topics.

Topics such as:

  • Keep a Clean Machine
  • Be Web Wise
  • Protect Your Personal Information
  • Be a Good Online Citizen
  • Connect With Care
  • Own Your Online Presence

Usernames are something I’ve not given much thought to until my Wells Fargo account kept getting locked down. It seems some other website was compromised and my generic user-id was being entered on Wells Fargo secure site. I found that unique user IDs on banking websites are also needed.  This happened a couple of years ago.  I was using a simple user-id.  Not only do passwords need to be carefully distinguished, so do user-ids.  For example, davesmith as a user-id on generic website might be okay.  For banking and the like consider davesmith182 or dave182smith.  Some variant that can’t be guessed.  Look at for more useful posts and resources.