Tips for cyber security month

October is Cyber Security Month

Since 2004, October has been promoted as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the US. In a world constantly online, the annual campaign has spread its wings across the global and now STOP. THINK. CONNECT uses the month to promote global cyber security.

From healthcare to academia, government to non-profit, good cyber defense is vital as aggressors go online to wreak havoc. Heck, North Korea’s cyber capabilities are almost as worrying as its nuclear, but most cyber breaches are unintentionally caused by employees and not some faraway other. Human error impacts the ability for all organizations – large and small ‒ to defend themselves.

Businesses and individuals then should focus on the basics and follow best cyber security practices.

With that, here are some of the little things everyone can do for better cyber security.

  • Strong passwords. Think big long phrases with wacky numbers and symbols thrown in. Change passwords often too—every three months on sensitive accounts.
  • Don't access sensitive information on public wifi, and secure your internet connection.
  • Have antivirus software and antispyware, and update it regularly.
  • Protect your cloud. Use a E2E encrypted cloud transfer provider. get2Clouds® from NOS Microsystems just happens to be a superior one, and it’s FREE.