The tips provided below are helpful in reinforcing cybersecurity awareness and best practices.
Back It Up:
Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.
Think Before You Act:
Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true, or ask for personal information.
Stay current – Keep pace with new ways to stay safe online:
Check trusted websites for the latest information. Share information with friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to be web wise.
Be aware of identity tracking:
Some stores and other locations look for devices with WiFi or Bluetooth turned on to track your movements while you are in range. Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use to protect your privacy and minimize exposure to vulnerabilities.
Remove unused apps:
It’s a good security practice to delete apps that are no longer useful or interesting to you. Remember to keep all apps on your mobile device up-to-date.
Keep your mobile phone and apps up to date:
Your mobile devices are just as vulnerable as your PC or laptop. Having the most up-to-date security software, web-browser, operating system, and apps is the best defense against viruses, malware, or other threats.
When in doubt, throw it out:
Links in emails, social media posts, and online advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.