Information Security at the University of Hawai‘i

Your Online Reputation - Protect It

Social media is now widely used to stay connected with friends and family. Because information posted on social media sites reflects on you as an individual, job recruiters may use what they find on social media to make a decision on whether or not they will hire you.

Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

  • Know what the default privacy settings are: Make sure you know who is able to see what you post, and know how to change privacy settings if necessary.

  • Keep personal information private: Think twice about listing your personal information, such as your date of birth, address, phone number, or e-mail address, on social networking sites.

  • Be cautious when accepting requests to connect online: Only allow people that you know and trust to connect with you on social networking sites.

  • Think about the pictures you're posting: Posting photos of yourself doing inappropriate or illegal activities may cost you a job or internship opportunity.

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The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) provides the latest updates about current threats and vulnerabilities. You can subscribe to their feed to get the latest updates about ongoing vulnerabilities and other cyber threats.

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