October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure you are up-to-date on the basics of “cyber hygiene” and use these easy ways to protect yourself online.
Here are four things you can do:
- Implement multi-factor authentication on your accounts and make it significantly less likely you’ll get hacked.
- Update your software. In fact, turn on automatic updates.
- Think before you click. More than 90% of successful cyber-attacks start with a phishing email.
- Use strong passwords, and ideally a password manager to generate and store unique passwords.
Remember, cyber criminals cast wide nets to get to anyone they can. They count on you thinking you are not a likely target. For more security tips, visit: https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/tips