Just The Facts: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Private companies and government agencies come together to raise awareness on cybersecurity topics critical to protecting your safety online. This year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on four topics: recognizing and reporting phishing, using strong passwords and a password manager, updating software and enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Recognizing and reporting phishing emails

Cybercriminals sent over 3.3 billion phishing messages and caused over 4,000 data breaches, exposing over 22 billion personal records.

Just The Facts: Security on the go

Keeping your mobile devices secure

Mobile security is more important now that everyone is walking around with personal and professional data in their pockets. Follow good mobile security habits to keep your information protected.

Public Wi-Fi
When using public Wi-Fi, you send data across a network controlled by someone else.

Just The Facts: Cybersecurity trends are heating up

QR code dangers

Quick Response (QR) codes are seen everywhere these days. They have replaced restaurant menus, they’re used in TV commercials, and they’re even spotted on the side of city buses. There is no doubt QR codes are convenient for accessing information, but it isn’t always the safest thing to use.

Just The Facts: Keep cool with these Cyber-tips

Don't let summer fun distract you from being cyber-safe!

Summer is a time full of fun and vacations! It’s also a busy time for cybercriminals who want to steal your information. Keep your cool and stop the hackers with our safety tips!

Here are some great travel security tips!

Be wary of QR codes.

Just The Facts: School’s out for summer!

Kids Internet Safety

Our kids are out of school for summer and soaking up the sun, but they will probably be soaking up some of the Internet, too. We would like to assume our kids know how to use the internet safely, but that is not always the case.

Just The Facts: World Password Day

World Password Day aims to educate and remind people how to create strong passwords to secure their personal information, accounts, and data. It brings awareness to new technologies that impact our journey to creating strong security practices, such as Multifactor Authentication apps and Single-Use code messages.

Just The Facts: Cybersecurity and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. The resulting sanctions have had global impacts, affecting consumers and businesses both in Russia and abroad, most notably for consumers in terms of energy prices. This month’s newsletter will highlight some of the main concerns many of us have regarding cybersecurity.

Increase Your IQ: Is your computer considered CLEAN?

In cybersecurity, a “clean” desk doesn’t mean a tidy desk.

It can be easy to let our workspace get a little messy with our busy days. We have notes to ourselves, documents (digital and physical!) and devices galore. All of this can start to clutter our desks, and clutter is one thing, but keeping our desks cyber-secure is another.

Just The Facts: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Show your computer some love and clean it up!

Many people think of February 14th as Valentine’s Day, the day of love. But it’s also National Clean Out Your Computer Day! This month’s newsletter will talk about the importance of cleaning up your computer and give you some specific tasks and tips.

Increase Your IQ: New year, new habits

Cybercrime is on the rise and becoming increasingly advanced. This month’s newsletter highlights some of the major security threats and habits you can form (and stick to!) to stay cyber-safe.

Malware and phishing threats and how to avoid them

Malware is short for “malicious software.