How to be cyber safe during Cyber Security Awareness Month

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How to be cyber safe during Cyber Security Awareness Month

If it has been a while since you have changed passwords, updated software or taken other security measures, now might be a good time to make some changes.

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How to be cyber safe during Cyber Security Awareness Month

TIME NOW FOR CALL 4ACTION...OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH.

IFIT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE YOUHAVE CHANGED PASSWORDS,UPDATED SOFTWARE, OR TAKENOTHER SECURITY MEASURES, NOWMIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO MAKESOME CHANGES.

KAREN STILES OFOUR CALL FOR ACTION OFFICE HASMORE INFORMATION.MOST OF US KNOW THAT WE NEEDTO TAKE PRECAUTIONS ABOUT HOWWE SHARE AND OBTAININFORMATION ONLNE.

BUT,SOMETIMES WE NEED A FEWREMINDERS OF HOW TO STAY CYBERSAFE.

IN ADDITION TO CHANGINGPASSWORDS, UPDATING SOFTWARE,AND THINKING TWICE BEFORE WECLICK OR RESPOND TO A POP AD,WE ALSO NEED TO THINK ABOUTHOW WE ARE PROTECTING ALL OFTHE SMART DEVICES THAT WE USE.THESE INCLUDE EVERYTHING FROMSMART PHONES, SMART T.V.'S,SECURITY CAMERAS AND ALMOSTANYTHING THAT WE ARECONNECTING TO THE INTERNET.ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE QUICK ANDEASY TO HOOK UP THESE DEVICESUP USING FACTORY DEFAULTPASSWORDS, AND FORGOINGMULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION,THIS CAN CREATE A GREATER RISKOF ALL OF YOUR DEVICES BEINGHACKED.

IT IS A GOOD IDEA TOTAKE A FEW EXTRA STEPS TOPROTECT YOURSELF.

WHEN SETTINGUP PASSWORDS AND SECURITYQUESTIONS, BE CAREFUL TO NOTUSE INFORMATION THAT ACRIMINAL COULD READILY GUESSBY LOOKING AT A SOCIAL MEDIA.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TOSTAY CYBER SAFE, VISITTHE WEBSITE FOR THE DEPARTMENTOF HOMELAND SECURITY.

WE HAVEA LINK FOR THIS SITE IN THECALL FOR ACTION SECTION OFTMJ4.COM.FOR TODAYS TMJ4 CALLFOR ACTION, I'M KAREN STILES.

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