October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Lock Down Your Login
Google Security Checkup
- Protect your account in just a few minutes by reviewing your security settings and activity
Own Your Online Presence
- Actively manage your privacy and security settings to control who see the things you post online.
- Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for sharing.
- Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it might affect you or others.
- Understand what information your devices collect and how it’s managed and stored.
- Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it is collected.
Free Credit Report Freeze
Keep a Clean Machine
When in Doubt, Throw it Out
- If an email/post/ad looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete/mark as spam or report as a phishing email.
- Links in emails, posts & ads are often how criminals try to steal info, don’t click on links and go to the site directly.
- Attachments can contain malicious software that can infect your computer, don’t open.
Connect With Care
- Limit what you do on a public wifi network.
- Be careful when performing financial transactions and look for a valid security certificate for the secure website (https).
Don’t Forget the Basics
- Do not ‘jailbreak’ your mobile device as this removes the built-in security features.
- Secure physical access to your device or enable device tracking in case it is lost or stolen so you can remotely lock and/or wipe the device.
- Enable passwords preferably, but also PINs, whenever possible on all your mobile devices.