Cybersecurity: Everyone’s Responsibility
Cybersecurity breaches, like data theft from Target and Experian, have become common, demanding increased vigilance and constant data monitoring. It’s no longer just IT employees’ responsibility; everyone must contribute to data security.
To safeguard personal and organizational data, follow these steps:
- Keep Software Updated: Ensure all software, including web browsers, is regularly updated to thwart security threats.
- Use Strong Passwords: Create and protect robust passwords with at least 12 characters to resist cracking for centuries.
- Exercise Caution with Public Wi-Fi: Treat public Wi-Fi as a security risk, encrypt sensitive data, and avoid accessing financial accounts on such networks.
- Avoid Phishing:• Be cautious of emails, calls, and messages seeking sensitive information. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.• Never click on links or attachments from unknown senders. Verify links before clicking, as senders may be hacked or impersonated.
Whether at home, at work, or on the go, remember you are the first line of defense against cyber threats!