Cyber Security Awareness Month

Know more about Cyber Security and Be protected online.

Cyber Security Awareness

In today’s hyper-connected world, cyber security has become more critical than ever. Smartphones at work and other internet connected device, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hackers aggressively take advantage of security weaknesses. Therefore, we are all part of keeping it safe. October marks the 16th anniversary of National Cyber security Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

This program is created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Alliance. It aims to create security awareness among individuals. The purpose of this campaign is to make people aware of online security. Above all, encourage personal accountability and promote proactive behavior against cyber crime.

A closer look at what does 2019’s theme stand for:

Own IT

*For those using digital accounts, for instance, it is necessary to limit access by changing the Privacy Settings. Personal details are exposed to cyber criminals, therefore, we need to realize the importance of online privacy.

*Most cyber criminal create tempting posts to entice visitors to sign up as part of their tactic. In other words, never provide sensitive details to unknown sources to prevent stealing of data. Be extra careful.

Secure IT

*Implement an additional layer of security to protect online accounts like social media and online banking.

*Use strong passwords or turn on multi-factor authentication to secure them. In addition, using a password manager to generate and remember different passwords for all your accounts is recommended.

Protect IT

*Do you know that every click, share and post creates a digital imprint? After that, hackers trace these imprints and use them to perform cyber crime. Hence, users must update to the latest security software as a precaution.

*Use VPN when connecting to a public Wifi like airports and coffee shops. This will prevent the threat of pilfering data from your laptop or cellphone.

*Finally, organizations should implement best practices for cyber security to keep consumer data and vital information safe.

Doing our Part

In conclusion, let us all do our part in keeping cyber world safe. For more on cyber security awareness updates, visit www.leapmanagedit.com. You can also check out Leap Managed IT’s IT Master Plan for a tailored IT Support for you and your company.

 

Author: Patrycja Thomas

Fortune 500 sales and marketing veteran dedicated to helping small businesses change the world with technology.