October 2019 marks the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Every year NCSAM encourages each of us to #BeCyberSmart.

This year NCSAM has provided us with some great tips, so be sure to:

Own IT.

    • Never click and tell; stay safe on social media
    • Update your privacy settings
    • Keep tabs on your apps by using best practices for device applications

Secure IT.

    • Shake up your passphrase protocol by creating strong, unique passphrases
    • Double your login protection by turning on multi-factor authentication
    • Shop safe online
    • Play hard to get with strangers by spotting and avoiding phishing attempts

Protect IT.

    • If you connect, you must protect. Update to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems.
    • Stay protected while connected with safe Wi-Fi
    • If you collect it, protect it – keep customer/consumer data and information safe.

For more information check out the NCSAM website.

 

Have another thought, tip or suggestion? Leave it in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Posted by Elvis Huff

Elvis Huff worked as an officer and network administrator for 12 years with the Lebanon Police Department and has also served as an adjunct professor in information systems at Cumberland University. Read More »

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