Cybersecurity Awareness

Do you know the history behind Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created in October 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its purpose began as an effort for Americans to stay safer online. Most of the help provided was advice on updating your antivirus software and other helpful tips.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has grown nationwide. Many businesses are now involved and want to make sure that their employees and customers are cyber aware. Everyone can make a difference during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are a few tips to help you get started. 

  1. Protect your key accounts such as your email, banking and social media with biometrics such as facial recognition and unique codes required for login.
  2. Update all software often to reduce the risk of a virus on your devices, including your computers, phones and tablets.
  3. Protect your personal information on apps and websites by being particular about where you share your location online and avoid saving your payment information on websites.
  4. Delete anything suspicious on your email, social posts or text messages. If the source is unknown, do not open the message. 
  5. Think before posting anything personal online and consider who might see it now and in the future. 
  6. Make sure that you set your privacy settings on websites and apps to control who can see your information.

Here are just a few tips on how to stay #CyberSafe! To learn more, here is a quick video on Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let Success Credit Union be your safety resource!