Cybersecurity is present in every aspect of our lives, whether it be at home, work, school, or on the go.
Regardless of one’s technical ability or background, there are five simple steps everyone can take to stay safe online. Protect yourself online and help to make the internet safer and more secure by following tips from Stop. Think. Connnect. TM Campaign.
1. Enable stronger authentication.
Create another layer of security beyond your password, learn more at www.lockdownyourlogin.com
2. Make your password long and strong.
Use complex passwords with a combination of numbers, symbols and letters. Change your password regularly, especially if you think it may have been compromised.
3. Keep a clean machine.
Update the security software, operating system and web browser on all of your internet-connected devices.
4. When in doubt, throw it out.
Links in email and online posts are often the way cyber criminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, delete it.
5. Share with care.
Limit the amount of personal information you share online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
For more information: www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect
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