Protect Their Passwords
Ensure individuals use strong passwords that are not obvious, like your birthday, or default passwords provided with devices. Never use the same password on multiple accounts and devices. And never share a password with anyone – even individuals claiming to be on the IT team.
Be Wary of Public Networks
It’s essential to check with the establishment to ensure the network is legitimate, and when possible, use a VPN connection to access or transmit data. To that end, it is essential that any distance learning tools support SSL VPN and strong authentication.
Keep Their Devices Up To Date
Make sure devices and applications are updated with patches, and that any antivirus/malware software is current and operational.
Spot Social Engineering Attempts
Everyone should be taught how to spot attempts to steal personal and proprietary information vial email (phishing), texting (smishing), and phone (vishing).