National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week 1: If You Connect It, Protect It.

October 9, 2020

Computers and other internet-connected devices are just as susceptible to viruses and other threats if not more so than people.  It’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure that they take care of their devices’ health just as they would their own health.

This week’s theme is “If You Connect It, Protect It”, emphasizing awareness that all internet-connected devices are potentially vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, compromising your most important personal information. Taking a few key steps can reduce the threat:

  1. Avoid the use of free or open Wi-Fi networks, which cybercriminals often exploit.
  2. Never leave your device unattended.  It only takes a few seconds for someone to steal.
  3. Have passwords on all of your devices.
  4. If working remotely, be sure your network is secure.
  5. Unless you are sure the source is secure, don’t open any USB storage devices or flash drives, CDs, or hard copies of video games on your device.  They may contain viruses infecting both the files and your device.
  6. Most importantly, own your role in cybersecurity.

As Dewpoint continues to support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, checkout our many blogs about increasing your cybersecurity posture.   

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