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Cybersecurity Awareness: Top Ten Tips to Keep You and Your Operation Safe

Protecting your personal information is a priority at Farm Credit Services of America. This includes sharing tips and educational resources that will keep all of us safer online.

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Keep your operating systems up to date.

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Use an antivirus program.

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Do not give out personal information over the phone or in e-mail.


Use a strong and unique password for each account.

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Be suspicious of unknown links sent through e-mail or text message.

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Verify authenticity of requests from companies or individuals by contacting them directly.


Back up your data using external hard drives/flash drives or a cloud service.

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Be careful when connecting to public WiFi on mobile devices.

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Don’t open or download unknown attachments in e-mail.

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Be careful about what information you share online and via social networks.


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