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Are you CyberSecure?

October is Cyber Security Awareness month, an opportune time to check in and reassess your online habits.

Fortunately, you don’t need to be a security expert and spend a lot of your hard-earned money on sophisticated tools in order to safeguard your personal data. There are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

  • Passwords are an essential part of life online. Consequently, it is imperative to adopt strong passwords. Consider implementing a password manager to assist you. We highly recommend LastPass.

  • Keep your devices, computers and applications updated. Vendors are frequently implementing security patches. These improvements only work if you accept the updates.

  • Implement 2 Factor Authentication for all of your devices, social media accounts and email accounts. Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual factor authentication, is a security process in which the user provides two different authentication factors to verify themselves to better protect both the user's credentials and the resources the user can access.

  • Secure your social media and email accounts and check your privacy settings.

  • Ensure your anti-virus and anti-malware software is up to date.

  • Be on guard for phishing messages, those pesky emails designed to fool you into handing over important information. When in doubt – DON’T click.

  • Store your data securely.

  • Know your backup procedures and backup frequently.

Still feeling a little insecure? Book a cybersecurity review session with RW Networks Inc. and relax knowing you are safe online.


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