Cyber Security Awareness

What is Cybersecurity?

Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks.

Best Practices: Malware
  • Learn to identify phishing emails
  • Exercise caution with links
  • Do not download or click suspicious links or files
  • Keep software up-to-date
  • Back files up regularly
Threat: Spear Phishing
  • Spear-phishing is a targeted attempt to steal sensitive information such as account credentials or financial information from a specific victim, often for malicious reasons.
  • Common cause of data breaches
  • Targeted emails
  • Sent to small groups or individuals
  • Use social engineering tactics
Best Practices: Browsing in Public
  • Avoid public wireless networks
  • Use reputable VPN
  • Be mindful of surroundings
  • Precautionary apps

- “Find my phone”

- “Remote wipe”

Cybersecurity Basics Checklist
  • Keep all your software up-to-date
  • Install a reliable antivirus solution
  • Enhance your security with a product that can block attacks antivirus can’t detect
  • Use strong passwords and change them often
  • Activate and use two-step verification where available
  • Avoid oversharing information on social media
  • Back up your data. Do it often. Back up in several places
  • Never open emails from unknown senders • Never download or open attachments sent by unknown senders
  • Keep your financial information safe and don’t share it with anyone
  • Avoid untrusted websites and don’t click on suspicious banners or links
  • Adjust the privacy and security settings in your browser and apps