Today marks the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
I am pleased to see one of the themes for this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is about doing security updates. Only by patching your software in a timely manner, can you be truly secure. Even if you do all the other things, skipping this critical step will leave you vulnerable.
The themes for 2019 are as follows:
• Own IT.
› Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
› Update Privacy Settings
› Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
• Secure IT.
› Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
› Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
› Shop Safe Online
› Play Hard to Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish
• Protect IT.
› If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
› Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
› If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe