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Cyber Safety Campaign Wrap Up; Congrats Quiz Winners!

As we wrap up Republic’s Cyber Safety Campaign, we hope you’ve learned more about workplace security – both physical and digital – and actions you can take to stay safe. For additional guidance, here are our top 5 tips to stay safe online.

CREATE LONG, UNIQUE PASSWORDS. Strong passwords are at least 12 characters long and include letters, numbers and symbols. Ideally, your password is not recognizable as a word or phrase. And, yes, you should have a unique password for each online account.

ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), sometimes called 2-factor authentication, adds a whole other level of security to your key accounts.

THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK. What’s the most common way for cybercriminals to get your sensitive information? It’s when you click on something you shouldn’t have.

REPORT PHISHING. One of the best ways to take down cybercriminals is by reporting phishing attempts. Click the Report Phishing or Security Actions button anytime you believe an email you received is a phishing email or a potentially dangerous email. Learn more here.

USE SECURE WI-FI. Public wireless networks and hotspots are unsecured, which means that anyone could potentially see what you are doing on your laptop or smartphone while you are connected to them. Limit what you do on public WiFi.

Congrats Cyber Safety Campaign Quiz Winners!

Thank you to everyone who took the Cyber Safety Campaign Quiz! Congratulations to the following winners of a Republic Services diecast model truck!

Tyler P., Technical Support Specialist I, Livonia, MI

Amber O., Logistics Analyst, Dexter, MO

Steven S. Maintenance Shop Clerk, Delmar, MD

Every Employee Plays a Vital Part in Keeping Republic Cyber Safe!

Cybersecurity is not just a task for IT teams. Reporting suspicious emails, double-checking the identity of callers, and adhering to security protocols are essential actions everyone can take. If you ever have a question on a suspicious interaction, please do not hesitate to reach out to or access the Cybersecurity SharePoint site to learn more.