October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

learn good habits to #becyberaware

September 25, 2020 |

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Did you know that millions of people fall victim to identity theft each year? Almost 1.7 million reports of fraud were submitted to the Federal Trade Commission in 2019, with identity theft and imposter scams coming in at the top of the list. And with big companies like Twitter, Marriott, and Nintendo all falling victim to data breaches in 2020, it's more important than ever to protect yourself and your information from cybercriminals.

As a part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, we want to help you learn more about the importance of cybersecurity and what you can do to protect yourself, so you don’t become part of the statistics.


webinar: Cybersecurity Experts panel

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October 28, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Hosted by Michael Menne, Chief Information Security Officer. Special guest panelists to be announced soon!

Register

An engaging discussion on relevant topics like social media safety, identity theft, the importance of tools like multi-factor authentication, and more! And, get an exclusive opportunity to ask questions and get live answers from experts. Plus, attend for the chance to win a free fingerprint lock with retail value of $49.99!


all october long: security tips & videos

Get weekly cybersecurity tips throughout October! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Mav Life. Plus, bookmark this page and check back later for brand new video shorts focused on each of the Four P's of Cybersecurity!

Video: Patching

Ignoring software updates can make your device vulnerable! When you don't update your system, software, and apps to the latest version, you're missing important security patches that help keep your device safe. Check for patches often and always be sure to only install official updates from the manufacturer.

Updating Mac Devices

Updating Windows Devices

 

Video: Phishing

Replying to suspicious emails can land you in a bad situation! Phishing is fraudulent activity including malicious emails, websites, text messages, and phone calls that aim to steal your information. If you receive a scam or phishing message, do not respond, click any links, or open attachments - it can put your security at risk! Instead, report it and put it in the trash.

Report Phishing Emails

Learn How to Spot Phishing

 

Video: Passwords

Premiering 10/23: It can be temping to write down passwords, but it will put your accounts at risk!

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Video: Protect Your Devices

Premiering 10/30: Leaving your device unattended leaves it free for the taking.

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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is all about being knowledgeable on and attentive to the possibilities of online cyberthreats. You should take active and frequent precautions to protect your devices and your information from threats such as fraud, theft, viruses, malware, phishing, and more. This is what we mean when we say, #BeCyberAware!

To help people do just this, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance created National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) back in 2004. Once again this year, IT Solutions is proud to celebrate and spread awareness of cybersecurity all month long. The Information Security Team is committed to preventing cyberthreats and fostering a community that is well educated on the importance of cybersecurity.


More resources

Have questions about cybersecurity? You can browse our resources any time online. Or, you can contact us and we'll answer your questions directly!

CyberAware Website

Top Cybersecurity Tips

Report an Incident

 

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