Cybersecurity Awareness: 4 Steps to Improve Your Security Online

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “See Yourself in Cyber.”

According to CISA, this initiative is focused on the “people part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school.”

In keeping with the theme, CISA and ENISA are highlighting steps users can take to improve their security online, including:

  • Think Before You Click — If a link looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware. 
  • Update Your Software: Don't delay — If you see a software update notification, act promptly. Better yet, turn on automatic updates.
  • Use Strong Passwords — Use passwords that are long, unique, and randomly generated. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. 
  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) — You need more than a password to protect your online accounts and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.

As CISA notes, although “cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.” 

See also:
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