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Preparing for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

Each October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S., an occasion to become more knowledgeable about security best practices. For NCSAM 2019, the themes are personal accountability and proactivity. Even a strong password is not necessarily enough to protect your accounts from unauthorized access. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS), […]

Toggle your ad blocker to balance security and usability

Not all websites work well with ad blockers. In some cases, their basic functionality will break unless the ad blocker is deactivated. If you have an ad blocked installed, make sure you know how to toggle it on and off. Keeping it on is a good idea on some websites that use aggressive advertising as […]

How do you defend against cryptojacking?

Use Cybersecurity best practices to help you protect your internet-connected systems and devices against cryptojacking. Use and maintain antivirus software, it recognizes and protects a computer against malware, allowing the owner or operator to detect and remove a potentially unwanted program before it can do any damage. Keep software and operating systems up-to-date so that […]

Use multiple email accounts

It might seem like more trouble than it’s worth, but having multiple email accounts can be beneficial to your cybersecurity. This setup lets you avoid giving out your personal email to email newsletters and marketing campaigns, decreasing the risk of phishing and spam.

Cybersecurity Advice to Share With Your Family Over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is usually a good opportunity to catch up with family and friends. This year, consider taking a moment to help anyone who needs it brush up on their cybersecurity practices. The busy holiday shopping season, which really kicks into gear the day after Thanksgiving, is a big time of the year for cybercriminals looking […]

Backup regularly to reduce the risk of ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats because its damage is so hard to roll back; you end up having to choose between paying a ransom that won’t even guarantee safe return of your data, or possibly losing that information forever. Local or cloud-based backup can help by giving you full, restorable copies […]