Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Cycber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Month marks the seventh anniversary of the campaign.  It is also European Cyber Security Awareness Month (ECSM) https://cybersecuritymonth.eu/  and in Canada, https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx 

  Stop | Think | Connect

With that in mind, consider the following suggestions not only during Cyber Security Awareness month but every day:

    Stop:  Before you click that formatted link in your email, search results or social media account, mouse over the link to ensure the URL matches the description.

    Think:  Whether it is email, Facebook, Twitter, an online forum or other online media, instead of spouting off the first reply that comes to mind when you disagree, think before you click the send button.  Remember that your online reputation can follow you in "real life".

    Connect:  When you connect to the Internet, ensure your device software as well as any apps or third-party software are up to date.

Each week, Malwarebytes Labs will focus on a theme and provide helpful articles, useful tips, and valuable analysis so that you can increase awareness and spread the word. This week’s theme: simple steps to online safety. The first:  National cybersecurity awareness month: simple steps to online safety | Malwarebytes Labs

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