Keep safe and secure online this spring

Top Online “Take-Action Tips” to Help Keep You Safe and Secure

When you are sprucing up your home this spring, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) encourage everyone take a few minutes to tend to your digital life and safeguard your personal information with these Take-Action Tips.

  1. Lock Down Your Login: Both at home and at work, security is critical to protecting highly personal accounts. One of the first things everyone needs to do is ensure that passphrases are lengthy, unique and safely stored. In addition, it is essential to fortify accounts by adopting strong authentication, which adds another layer of protection.

  2. Update Your System and Software: Don’t procrastinate any longer! Having the latest updates, security software, web browser and operating system is one of the easiest ways to keep devices secure and protect data. This simple “digital to do” will help keep cybercriminals at bay.

  3. Back It Up: Protect your personal and workplace data by making electronic copies or backups of your most important files. Whether its family photos, health records or employee contacts, back up your files this spring and set a schedule to do so regularly throughout the year.