Stay Safe Online
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we are highlighting the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.
Keep a Clean Machine
- Keep security software current on all devices that connect to the internet: That includes your PC or laptop at home, cell phones, tablets, and smart appliances and connected devices – such as thermostats, toys, and home assistants. Having the most up-to-date mobile security software, web browser, operating system and apps is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
- Delete when done: Many of us download apps for specific purposes, such as planning vacations, and no longer need them afterwards, or we may have previously downloaded apps that are no longer useful or interesting to us. It’s a good security practice to delete all apps you no longer use.
Take those steps for keeping a clean machine to reduce your risk of hackers accesing your network and information. Get additional tips here: www.stopthinkconnect.org/campaigns/keep-a-clean-machine-campaign
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).