Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Black and white cyber security logo disc

Think about what is on your computer or smartphone that you do not want to give away. It could be passwords, your banking information, credit card number, or your health records. Maybe your child uses the computer.  You will want to protect all these things. This means not exposing them to cybercriminals.

Scammers are taking advantage of COVID-related uncertainty to convince you to accept phony offers of financial assistance, fake cures, or goods to get your usernames, passwords, and financial information. Children may be doing schoolwork online from home. If you are working from home, the securities set up by your office IT department are sometimes no longer available. This means that cybersecurity is up to you. “If you connect it, protect it.”

For the seventeenth year, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency is sponsoring National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Check out their website for additional information. Virtual Ability will be posting cyber safety tips on our blog throughout the month.

“Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

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