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Be Cyber Smart:
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week of Oct. 4 (Week One)

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for bad actors. The first full week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month will highlight best security practices and focus on general cyber hygiene to keep your information safe. Own your role in cybersecurity by starting with the basics. Creating strong passwords and using multi-factor authentication, backing up your data, and updating your software are great places to start. This is a great way to Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart!

Check out related cybersecurity resources below created by Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Cybersecurity Resources by Quanterion Solutions Incorporated

Your Digital Footprint: What It Is and How You Can Limit It

Your Digital FootprintThe actions you take online contribute to your digital footprint and may have real-world consequences. Your digital footprint could damage your reputation, may be shared by organizations, and possibly could be obtained by hackers and identity thieves. Learn what a digital footprint is and how you can limit it.

 

 

 

Worst Passwords of 2020

Each annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, social media is bombarded with tips for secure passwords. But what specifically are the worst passwords to avoid?

Enter the NordPass “Top 200 Most Common Passwords of the Year 2020.” This extensive list provides eye-opening information about recent passwords that have become so prevalent that many can be hacked in mere seconds or less. Find out if any of your passwords are on the list.

 

7 Basic Cybersecurity Terms You Should Know

The Cybersecurity Awareness Month of 2021 marks a new era in information technology. It’s an era in which your role in protecting your data and privacy is vastly different than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Quanterion Solutions fully supports more involvement by you – the everyday Internet user – and has outlined seven basic terms to help you protect your personal online security.

 

 

The Ransomware Trap: What It Is and How to Avoid Getting Caught in Its Grip

Ransomware attacks crashed down on schools, hospitals and government agencies in torrents last year, taking advantage of the entities providing education, healthcare and assistance to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even worse, the ransomware threat is escalating by leaps and bounds. This menacing type of malware attacks a new victim every 14 seconds. Learn what ransomware is and how to protect against it.

 

How to Shop Securely this Holiday Season

Shopping season kicks off next month! While millions of Americans will enjoy online deals this holiday season, cybercriminals will be targeting unsuspecting shoppers. Your personal and financial data, device health, identity, money, and more are at stake as criminals seek to catch you off-guard. Check out these tips to learn how to boost your security as you shop for online deals.

 

 

The Value of Personal Data

Mining personal data is a gold rush for many companies. But what does it mean for individuals? Read more.

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity Resources by the National Cyber Security Alliance

Get Familiar with the Cyber Basics

Be-Cyber-SmartAt a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year has already seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches, including the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches as well as high-profile attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and other critical infrastructure. Furthermore, as has been underlined by these recent breaches, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad actors cropping up each day. Luckily, there are several steps that we can take on a daily basis to mitigate risks and stay one step ahead of malefactors. Read more.

 

#BeCyberSmart Twitter Chat

This Twitter chat will feature the month’s weekly themes, practical steps individuals can take to better secure themselves, helpful resources, and much more! Join the Twitter chat to feature your organization’s educational information and resources, and help your followers understand how to #BeCyberSmart. Learn more.

 

 

Cybersecure Your Smart Home Tip Sheet

Internet-connected devices are helping homeowners increase efficiency, reduce costs, conserve energy and a whole host of other benefits. However, with all of these benefits come risks to privacy and security. NCSA recommends consumers connect with caution, and take these steps to secure these devices.

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity Resources by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Small Business Cybersecurity Case Studies

NCSA has created a series of 5 small business cybersecurity case studies that can be used as educational resources for the small business community to highlight the real threats and impacts of cyber crime.

 

 

 

Internet-Connected Devices Resources

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has many resources to help you secure your internet-connected devices, including:

Multi-Factor Authentication

Creating Passwords

Protecting Your Digital Home

 

CISA’s Cyber Essentials Toolkit

Chapter 4 of CISA’s Cyber Essentials Toolkit is out now! Each chapter focuses on recommended actions for IT and C-suite leadership to build cyber readiness into the six interrelated aspects of an organizational culture of cyber readiness.

 

 

Be Cyber Smart Campaign

Powered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the “Be Cyber Smart” campaign is designed to inspire the younger generation of Americans to take responsibility for their own cyber safety. Learn about cybersecurity basics, common scams, and how to report cybersecurity incidents by visiting the campaign online.

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