Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Use Strong Passwords
Use different user ID/password combinations for different accounts and avoid writing them down. Make sure your passwords are strong by combining letters, numbers, special characters, making them a minimum of 10 characters in total, and changing them on a regular basis.
Secure your Computer
Install and update your anti-virus/malware software.
Secure your Mobile Devices
Mobile devices are vulnerable to viruses and hackers.
Install the latest operating system updates.
Download applications and files from trusted sources
The Federal Communications Commission's Smartphone Security Checker offers ten simple, customized steps to secure your mobile device.
Secure your wireless network
Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to intrusion if they are not properly secured. Make sure to review and modify default settings.
Public Wi-Fi, aka Hotspots, is available just about everywhere. It is important to remember that public Wi-Fi networks are also vulnerable to intrusion.
Please use caution when using public Wi-Fi. Avoid connecting to bank accounts or accessing sensitive personal data on unsecured public networks.
Protect your online identity
Be Social Media Savvy
Avoid Scams and Phishing
Protect your Data