Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? We’re using the rest of this month as a chance to highlight how you can keep yourself and your information safe online. From using complex passwords to being weary of suspicious emails, over the next four weeks, we’ll talk about the importance of cybersecurity and provide some tips on how you can protect yourself.
Cybersecurity is a practice that allows you to protect networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use, as well as ensure that your private information remains confidential, retains integrity, and isn’t stolen or copied.
Multi-factor authentication (sometimes called 2FA for two-factor authentication) is when you set up multiple ways to verify your identity when logging into sites like your email account. First, you have to type in your password; then, you have to verify your identity on another device, such as a smartphone, to confirm that it’s you trying to log in. In addition to this extra layer of protection, you will get notifications whenever someone tries to log into your accounts. If you get a notification of someone trying to log into your accounts and you didn’t authorize this activity, report it right away.
Make cybersecurity a priority every day.