You have a role to play in securing your cyberspace. By adopting cyber security strategies in your daily lives, you can protect your economy, national security infrastructure, personal finances, identity, and privacy.
You’ll be one of the two-thirds of the world’s population with internet access, and one of the 20 million people who log in every day. The more people who use the Internet, the greater the risk of security vulnerabilities.
As a solution, the National Cyber Security Association (NCSA) decided to take steps to raise awareness about the problem. NCSA has continued to monitor the threats to America’s cybersecurity over the years, including everything from major government offices to individual private users.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global effort to help people stay safe and secure through the technology they use online. Everyone, including individuals and companies of all sizes, needs to be vigilant against hackers and privacy breaches. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an excellent reminder of how to maintain and protect your hardware and software.
10 Ways to be cyber-secure at home
- Identify your perimeter
- Secure your Wi-Fi network
- Update your software and devices regularly
- Watch out for insecure websites
- Back-up your files
- Don’t download carelessly
- Encrypt devices to deter thieves
- Practice password safety
- Always use antivirus software
- Keep yourself informed