Together, we faced many cybersecurity issues in 2022 – from suspicious text messages to hybrid workspaces. Cyber Aware provided important updates and tips to help you stay safe.
We put together this review of the year’s cyber challenges and potential solutions.
A (Safe) Return to Normal
For many, 2022 established a new “normal.” We settled into hybrid work environments and resumed some of those lifestyle items we’d put on hold.
Whether you packed luggage for the first time in a few years or are still planning that first getaway, keep security in mind as you travel with our tips to help keep data and privacy issues off your itinerary.
As more people made their way back into the office, the bad guys also went back to work on tricky ways to get your attention. This included the rise of boss text scams. Our alert showed you ways to help recognize these fakes and better protect yourself and your company.
New Ways to Protect Yourself
You may already be familiar with passwords and 2-factor confirmation.
But to try to stay ahead of the bad guys, additional forms of online authentication like biometric and geolocation are also now available. In our guide to online authentication, we shared more on the ways that organizations help customers keep themselves safe. Combining these methods can help keep your accounts secure by proving that you are accessing your accounts, and not an impersonator.
Reporting suspicious text messages also got easier. Recent software updates now allow many Apple and Android phone users to report unwanted text messages with a few, quick clicks in their text message apps. Our blog explains why sharing those texts is so important, and it shares step-by-step instructions to do it.
Knowledge is Power
As we approach a new year, good cybersecurity habits will remain your best defense against bad guys. But we recognize all the options and jargon can be confusing.
With that in mind, we shared some simple information about security features you can use. We also came up with a fun way to check your knowledge when it comes to understanding terms and technology. Test yourself and see how many you know.
We hope these items helped you stay safe and cyber secure in 2022. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together in 2023.