Cybersecurity Awareness: If You Connect It, Protect It

We all make mistakes – and cybercriminals know this. One big one? Not keeping your software up-to-date. 

Companies put out software patches for a lot of reasons, but a main one is to patch security holes. If you’re not updating, you’re not protected. So do a quick scan of all of your devices – computer, tablets, phones, routers, other connected devices – and make sure they’re running on the latest version of their software. Having the most up-to-date mobile security software, web browser, operating system and apps is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.

Want to make your life easier? Turn on automatic updates so that you don’t have to think about it, and set your security software to run regular scans.

For more tips on how to keep a clean machine, check out this article from Stop.Think.Connect. (, the global online safety awareness campaign: Keep a Clean Machine.

**Remember: If you connect it, protect it.**

Computing Services is here to help you with cybersecurity and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at (719) 587-7741,, or stop by our Help Desk on the first floor of Nielsen Library.

Have a great day!

ASU Computing Services