Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect
themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. Here are a few recommendations to make sure your data stays safe online.
Use a strong password
Passwords should be long, unique and randomly generated. Unfortunately with todays technology the processing power for a brute force attack program to crack your simple password has become easy and affordable for bad actors.
With the rise in sophisticated programs to break through the first layer of defense (Your Password). It is also important to add MFA to your sensitive login accounts. MFA, not to be confused with 2FA, works by taking into account something you have, something you know and something you are to secure any login attempts.
Ransomware and Phishing
Phishing attacks are some of the most commonly successful types of attacks. Learning how to recognize fraudulent messages by paying close attention to detail and never clicking on embedded hyperlinks, as well as remembering to report phishing attempts when you are targeted, are the best ways to defeat this kind of cyber attack.