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January 11, 2022

Protect your accounts by updating your security questions

cybersecurity tip of the week

Most accounts have security questions that can be used to restore your account or reset your password. Hackers can scrape information from your social media and the Web and “guess” your answers. To make the answers to these security questions for your work and home accounts harder to guess, consider substituting some nonsensical words such as “Smurf” for the name “Smith”, or “East Burp High School” for “East Boston High School”. Such substitutions will make it harder for a hacker to guess the answers and access or lock you out of your accounts.

See our updated CTR Cyber page for cybersecurity internal controls. Please contact [email protected] with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber threats or if you need support from our Statewide Risk Management Team.