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New Year’s security resolution suggestions from Cyber Aware.
Ones you can keep – and keep you safer!
Resolution: I will strengthen passwords and adopt passphrases.
The beginning of the year is a good time to update your passwords. Create a phrase to add length and strength to your security.
Create a unique passphrase for each account and device. And if you still have default passwords anywhere resolve to change them today!
Resolution: I will say “yes” to 2-factor authentication.
2-factor or multifactor authentication adds another layer of security.
Don’t be a Scrooge with your time. Spend those few extra seconds when logging in to better protect yourself with added security.
Resolution: I will not click on links in an email or open attachments unless I know they are safe.
Links and attachments are favorite bad guy tricks.
Make it a habit to stop before you click. Check the link, the attachment and the sender before you make a mistake.
Resolution: I will not share information with someone who calls asking for it.
Don’t automatically trust a caller you don’t know. It could be a bad guy pretending to be someone he isn’t.
Be smart and don’t fall for social engineering. These attempts could come through a phone call, email or text message.
Resolution: I will clean out my email – including deleted items and spam folders.
Bad guys can find treasure in your old emails.
Clean out your trash and spam folders regularly to get rid of any account information or contact details from financial institutions and companies you do business with.
Resolution: ALL OF THE ABOVE!
These are resolutions you shouldn’t cheat on. Make this the most secure year it can be.
Try to not fall back on poor cybersecurity habits.
Let Cyber Aware be your support group through a year of good security.