Cybersecurity

There are new viruses and other forms of malware coming out every day. There are many things that you can do to practice cybersecurity.

  1. The single most important thing you can do is use common sense.

    • If you are not purchasing something, a web site should not be asking for credit card information.
    • A web site will never ask for a pin number for a credit card.
    • You should never give credit information in response to an email. Companies should not ask for credit information by email.
    • If you are unsure, go directly to the web site by typing in the URL instead of clicking a link in the email.
    • Don’t be afraid to contact the company to make sure it is legitimate.
    • Ignore popups saying you have a virus unless it comes from a program that you installed. There are many “Rogue Security Programs” out there that are actually malware.
      You can download a list of known rogue software here.
  2. Make sure you have virus protection with the latest updates installed on all of your computers.
    It is important to keep your virus definitions up to date in order to protect against the latest viruses and malware.
  3. Keep your operating system and other critical software up to date.
    Use automatic updates to ensure that you have the latest updates.
    Most users are using a version of Microsoft Windows.
    Microsoft regularly releases security updates and patches to correct vulnerabilities in their software.
  4. Make regular backups of key files in case of loss or corruption.

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