Tip #1 for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), now in its 13th year, was created to help everyone have the resources to stay safe and secure online.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Staying safer and more secure online starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow.

STOP: make sure security measures are in place.

THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.

CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.  

For more tips visit www.staysafeonline.org.

First and foremost, keep in mind that technology alone will never be able to fully protect you. Attackers have learned that the easiest way to bypass even the most advanced security technology is by attacking you. If they want your password, credit card, or personal data, the easiest thing for them to do is to trick you into giving them this information. For example, they can call you pretending to be Microsoft tech support and claim that your computer is infected, when in reality they are just cyber criminals that want you to give them access to your computer. Or perhaps they will send you an email explaining that your package could not be delivered and ask you to click on a link to confirm your mailing address, when in reality they are tricking you into visiting a malicious website that will hack into your computer. This is how attacks such as Ransomware or CEO Fraud start. Ultimately, the greatest defense against attackers is you. Be suspicious. By using common sense, you can spot and stop most attacks.

Sans OUCH! October 2016 Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter

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