It is that time of the year again when we get to carve pumpkins and go trick-or-treating around the block. It is also that time of the year when we get pranks and spooked up by our family and friends. However, don’t forget it is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
According to the Siouxland’s News Channel, there are five easy tips that one can follow in order to be more CyberAware. These tips include:
- Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level.
- Get two steps ahead: Turn on two-step authentication.
- Keep a clean machine: Keep all software on internet-connected devices
- Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it: Be thoughtful about who gets the information.
- Share with care: Think before posting about yourself and others online.
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