Ten Tips for Online Safety

October 4, 2016

President 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 entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. We have been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-technology environments. Our service expertise includes Advisory Services, Technology Architecture & Implementation, Identity Services, Managed Security Services, Threat Management and Incident Response. Herjavec Group has offices and Security Operations Centers across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

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