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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online

By CTX Staff

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Look at a Website’s privacy policy - Before submitting your name, e-mail address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site's privacy policy.   2. Look for evidence that your information is being encrypted - To protect attackers from hijacking your information, any personal information submitted online should be encrypted so that it can only be read by the appropriate recipient.   3. Do business with credible companies – Work with websites certified by an Internet trust organization such as...

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5 Tips for Securing Your Personal Computer

By CTX Staff

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Keep your firewall turned on: Firewalls provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic.   2. Always use good passwords for your PC: • Don't use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed • Don't use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language • Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords • Use a combination of lowercase and capital letters, numbers, and special characters • Use...

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Marking a Milestone for Texas Economic Development

By Jeremy Thacker

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connected Texas   The marking of a milestone is underway in Texas. The Texas Economic Development Council(TEDC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week at its annual conference.   TEDC is an Austin-based non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities all across Texas. The council considers itself a “one-stop shop for ideas, information, and influence.” In fact, TEDC is the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials with the goal of bringing new investment...

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