Cyber Security Awareness Quiz Answers
1. Phishing is the act of trying to get information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trusted entity. A common sign of a phishing scam:
- The message contains spelling errors, grammatical errors, awkward wording or phrases.
- The message uses threatening or urgent language in regards to your account access; e.g. “Your account has been suspended,” “Security Update Required,” etc.
- The message includes attachments that you are asked to download or open.
- You are asked to provide your user name and password, payment information, banking information, credit card numbers, or even Social Security Number.
- Hovering your mouse over the link in the message reveals a URL that does not appear related to the company supposedly sending you the message.
- All of the above.
2. Does BC's network protect you from "phishing" attacks?
3. When creating passwords on the web you should:
- Use your BC password.
- Use your first name and last initial.
- Use the name of a family member.
- Use your phone number.
- Use the same password for every website to make it easy to remember.
- None of the above.
4. If you ever receive a telephone call or email from someone claiming to need your password, what should you do?
Refuse and report immediately to the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357).
5. When is it safe to open a hyperlink or a file attached to an email?
When you know the sender, the attachment is expected, and it is not unusual in any way.