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Stay Secure This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

There are many ways to keep your digital devices safe. Whether it’s through changing passwords often, updating software when updates are available, or installing anti-virus programs. But even the most cautious of users can’t always anticipate when their device will be compromised. With some cybersecurity experts predicting that cyberattacks will only grow more sophisticated in the future, it’s time to stay on top of your digital security with some useful tips and tricks!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we would like to help you stay safe online. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for keeping your personal data and devices secure, as well as some new potential cyber threats to be on the lookout for.

What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month starts on October 1 and ends on October 31. The goal of this awareness month is to teach people about cybersecurity and how to protect themselves online.

What Does It Mean To Be Cybersecure?

Being cybersecure is being aware of the risks of cyberattacks, being proactive about your cybersecurity, and taking action to protect your company. Even small companies can be vulnerable to hackers because they are not equipped with advanced security measures.

Security starts with you by understanding the risk of a cyberattack and remaining active on your computer’s security features at all times. To be cybersecure means to have safeguards in place to protect against cyberattacks. This includes, but is not limited to, firewalls and antivirus software. With the right tools in place, no system is completely safe, but you can at least make it very difficult for hackers to get in and wreak havoc.

Why Is It Important To Be Cybersecure?

Cybersecurity can protect your personal information, trade secrets, research ideas, and other important data. When you are being cyber secure, it is essential to have a security system that is updated with the latest security measures to avoid being hacked.

Cybersecurity is very important in today’s world because most people have their whole lives stored on electronic devices. This can be anything from personal photos to social media profiles. There are many things that you can do to protect yourself online, including updating your antivirus software, not clicking links from unknown senders, and avoiding public wifi.

How Can You Stay Cybersecure?

Cybersecurity is a big issue and it’s getting bigger every day. It’s important to stay informed and take precautions so you can protect your computer and your data from hackers, viruses, and all sorts of cyberattacks.

When To Report a Cybersecurity Incident?

If you should ever suspect your information is being compromised, you should contact the right people to handle the situation. If it’s because of a security breach or malware attack, there are three possible offenders: (1) the company that owns the computer or website; (2) an unauthorized person outside of your company; and (3) any authorized user inside your company.

Uplevel Your Cybersecurity Skills

Having a basic understanding of what cybersecurity is and how it influences all levels of your business is important to factor in success. There are a lot of resources available to help you better secure your information. If you’re not sure where to start, begin by educating yourself on the basics and then move onto more advanced topics that interest you.

Udacity’s New School of Cybersecurity is a great way to learn the important aspects of cybersecurity. This month, challenge yourself to take a course that allows you to build on skills and techniques that will help you build a career in the field of cybersecurity.  

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Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Udacity. Her recent monologue, Listen to Her, was read by actress Marla Gibbs and featured at the WACO Theatre’s 50in50 event. Her writing has been featured on NBC Universal, Red Tricycle, LA Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Eraina lives in California with her husband and children.