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S3 E5 | Outsmart Cybercriminals Through Strategic Behaviors & Habits


Join us for another insightful episode of the Bee Cyber Fit podcast that builds on our previous episode about building cyber habits that are simple and sustainable.

We discuss the outcomes of our 21-day Cyber Habit Challenge at Yale, designed to bolster cybersecurity know-how among the university community.  We know that even the smallest of habits can protect our online presence.

We also share five simple yet powerful behaviors you can adopt – cautious clicking, secure password management, regular updates, risk awareness, and vigilant reporting. 

Plus, we tackle the pervasive issue of MFA fatigue and dissect the cunning strategies cybercriminals employ to exploit this weakness in our digital armor.

As the conversation progresses, we hone in on practical steps you can take to protect Yale data and systems against ever-evolving cyber threats. From the necessity of keeping your devices and applications up-to-date to the nitty-gritty of screen locks and the nuances of multi-factor authentication, think of this as your cybersecurity clinic.

Ready to transform your cyber fitness routine with easy, actionable steps? We encourage you to identify at least one of the repeatable behaviors we discussed to start practicing regularly.

Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member at Yale, or someone looking to step up your cybersecurity game, let's get cyber fit together, one click, one password, one update at a time.


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Visit the Click with Caution webpage to learn about our Recognize, Relax, Rethink model.


Calls to Action: 

Build your cyber fitness by choosing one of the habits we discussed:

  • Click with Caution - look for signs of phishing in emails or ask a friend or colleague to confirm if it's real.
  • Report suspicious emails even if you're not 100% sure they're fake.
  • Check if your email address has been involved in any data breaches at
  • Set up your devices with automatic updates to boost security.
  • Lock your computer screens when you leave your workspace.