Corporations spend a lot of effort hardening their cybersecurity posture. So should you. Don’t be fooled into thinking that hackers only go after large corporations. They want your information too. According to forbes.com malware increased by a whopping 358% in 2020 and 1 in 5 Americans are now victims of ransomware. With these staggering statistics in mind, here are a few simple but effective tips to take now. That’s right…now!
#1 Stop Procrastinating. Don’t ignore the alert on your laptop & phone to install the latest update. Most updates include increased security. The best time to do it is...NOW!
#2 Don’t Be Lazy. While it’s always convenient to use one password (or similar passwords) for all of your accounts and apps, it opens the door for bad actors. If a hacker is able to access just one account with your password, they now have access to all of them. Start with passwords to financial, investment, and health-related accounts and change each of them to something unique. Avoid creating patterns so hacking algorithms cannot detect them. Start today.
#3 Stay Private. Coffee shops are for coffee, not free WIFI. Stay off public networks as often as possible to reduce your risk of falling victim to cybercrime. Avoid them in cafes, airports, hotel lobbies, and other common areas that offer free or public WIFI.
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