Micro Technology Solutions Inc

October is
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2019 Key Messages

own it.

Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and  modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise your most important  personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure. 

secure it.

Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices –
like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information.

protect it.

Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

Cisco Top 10 Cyber Tips

Keep personal information private.
Use caution to avoid bad actors.
Update software regularly.
Create strong passwords and change them often.
Use multifactor authentication whenever possible.
Be cautious of free WiFi.
Don’t leave a cyber footprint on a shared or public device.
Manage your privacy settings.
Regularly audit applications you have installed.
Secure tomorrow, together.

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