Tip #1 – You are a target to hackers
Don’t ever say, “It won’t happen to me.” We are all at risk and the stakes are high – both for your personal and financial well-being.
- Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility.
- By following the tips below and remaining vigilant, you are doing your part to protect yourself and others.
Tip #2 – Practice good password management
We all have too many passwords to manage – and it’s easy to take short-cuts, like reusing the same password. A password manager can help you to maintain strong unique passwords for all of your accounts. These programs can generate strong passwords for you, enter credentials automatically, and remind you to update your passwords periodically.
Tip #3 – Never leave devices unattended
The physical security of your devices is just as important as their technical security.
- If you need to leave your laptop, phone, or tablet for any length of time – lock it up so no one else can use it.
- If you keep protected data on a flash drive or external hard drive, make sure their encrypted and locked up as well.
- For desktop computers, lock your screen or shut-down the system when not in use.