SAFE COMPUTER SECURITY PRACTICES

President Obama has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (“NCSAM”).  This marks the ninth annual NCSAM, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

 

Throughout October, organizations like Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security will publish different elements of cyber security we can practice to increase the resiliency of our nation and its cyber infrastructure.

 

To learn more how you can maintain safe in cyber space, click here to visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website: www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month 

 

Here are a few tips all Internet users can follow to practice stronger cyber security:

·    Set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone.

·    Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.

·    Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.

·    Limit the amount of personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.

·    Be cautious about what you receive or read online – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.