7 Ways to Engage in Cybersecurity Awareness—Every Day

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Cybersecurity Awareness Tips

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. Be aware and be engaged. Here are seven best practices to use daily to protect yourself from cyber attacks:

  1. Keep your systems up-to-date with the latest anti-virus software

    • Set up automatic updates, so anti-virus software checks for updates and scan your devices automatically.
    • Reboot your systems often.
  2. Use unique, complex passwords

    • Do not reuse passwords for different accounts.
    • Change passwords at least every 90 days.
    • Use a password manager to store your passwords safely.
  3. Use caution when engaging with email

    • Do not click on or open emails with suspicious attachments or links.
    • Do not send sensitive information via unencrypted emails.
  4. ALWAYS secure your devices

    • While at work, lock your computer when stepping away from your desk.
    • Lock your devices when they are not in use.
    • Don’t leave devices vulnerable to theft or misplacement.
  5. Use secure connections

    • Do not connect to public, unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
    • Only connect to trusted, private networks, or VPN.
  6. Use social media responsibly

    • Be mindful of what you share on social media.
    • Keep your personal information personal.
    • Familiarize yourself with privacy settings and make them as secure as possible.
  7. Enable 2-Factor Authentication

    • Use 2-factor authentication whenever possible to keep your accounts more secure.
    • It adds another layer of protection that verifies you as the user instead of an unauthorized user.
7 Ways to Engage in Cybersecurity—Every Day


About the Author
Kathy Staples

Kathy Staples

Marketing Manager

Kathy Staples has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, with special focus on corporate marketing initiatives and serving as an account manager for many Fortune 500 clients. As CampusGuard's Marketing Manager, Kathy's main objectives are to drive the company's brand awareness and marketing strategies while strengthening our partnerships with higher education institutions and organizations. Her marketing skills encompass multiple digital marketing initiatives, including campaign development, website management, SEO optimization, and content, email, and social media marketing.