#SafetyTipTuesday – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the goal of the initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Below are a few tips for Cybersecurity protection:
• Keep a clean machine. Keeping your internet-connected devices free from malware and infections makes the internet safer for you and more secure for everyone. Regularly scan your personal and office devices for viruses and spyware along with keeping your software up to date. Keep your software up to date.
• Protect your password. Create a password with eight characters or more and a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, and don’t make it easy to guess. Additionally, always opt to enable stronger authentication when available, especially for accounts with sensitive information including your email, medical files, or bank accounts.
• Back up your data. When a virus or hacker takes over a computer, the hard drive is often compromised. Back up your personal data to the cloud or an external hard drive to ensure easy data recovery in the event that your device is lost, stolen or compromised.
For more information go to: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NCSAM_GeneralToolkit_final.pdf