Cyber Security Best Practices

Use complex passwords and update them frequently (at least 8 characters in length and include a combination of numbers, letters that are both upper and lower case, and several special characters like * # ! @ etc)

Don’t use the same password for all logins

Install Antivirus software with Firewall protection and run and update daily

Install Anti-Spyware software and run and update daily

Weekly clear cache, cookies, history, and passwords from your browsers

Update Operating Systems (i.e. Windows, iOs) every time there is an update

Update browsers to the latest versions every time there is an update

Update apps every time there is an update

Close all apps on your phone when not using them

Close internet browsers when not using computer or device

Don’t ever open an attachment in an email that you are not expecting

Make sure emails are really from who they say they are from

Set up text and email alerts to monitor online banking and credit card transactions

Update the firmware of your modems and routers to the latest versions

Be careful what information you share on social media. Birthdates and other personal information, when you are out of town etc. Log out when not in use.

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