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.