October 4, 2016

Ten Tips for Online Safety

ncsam-champion-smPresident Barack Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognize October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Now in its 13th year, this month is focused on increasing awareness about the importance of cybersecurity as well as personal and enterprise cyber hygiene. Herjavec Group is proud to be a NCSAM Champion!

Each week in October is dedicated to a cybersecurity theme, the first of which is Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety. As cybersecurity professionals, security encompasses a large part of our everyday lives. Regardless of your job function or experience level, there are simple steps everyone can take to maintain a safer digital presence, both professionally and personally. Whether it be at home with your family, traveling abroad, at school, or in the office, the following tips will ensure personal security but also preserve security at the enterprise level.

Ten Tips for Online Safety

  1. Don’t click on unknown links or open unknown attachments.
  2. Update your computer and mobile software regularly.
  3. Use multi-factor authentication for enhanced security.
  4. Cover internal laptop cameras.
  5. Don’t do any shopping or banking on public WiFi networks.
  6. Educate employees on protecting identity online.
  7. Use unique passwords for different online accounts.
  8. Update your anti-virus software daily.
  9. Change the manufacturer’s default passwords on all of your software.
  10. Regularly download vendor security “patches” for all of your software.


Stay tuned for more communications from Herjavec Group to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month and be sure to follow the campaign to ensure you, your families and your teams are #CyberAware. Follow @HerjavecGroup and the hashtag #CyberAware to stay up to date on NCSAM content all month long. 

About Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services supported by state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centres, operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with leadership positions across a wide range of functions including consulting, professional services & incident response. Herjavec Group has offices globally including across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit www.herjavecgroup.com.

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