Five Every Day Steps Toward Online Safety
Cybersecurity is present in every aspect of our lives, whether it be at
home, work, school, or on the go. Regardless of one's technical ability
or background, there are simple steps everyone can take to stay safe
Protect yourself online and help to make the Internet safer and more
secure by following these simple tips:
• Enable stronger authentication. Always enable stronger
authentication for an extra layer of security beyond the password
that is available on most major email, social media and financial
accounts. Stronger authentication (e.g., multi-factor authentication
that can use a one-time code texted to a mobile device) helps verify
that a user has authorized access to an online account.
• Make your passwords long & strong. Use complex passwords
with a combination of numbers, symbols, and letters. Use unique
passwords for different accounts.
Change your passwords regularly, especially if you believe
they have been compromised.
• Keep a clean machine. Update the security software, operating
system, and web browser on all of your Internet-connected
devices. Keeping your security software up to date will prevent
attackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities.
• When in doubt, throw it out. Links in email and online posts are
often the way cyber criminals compromise your computer. If it
looks suspicious (even if you know the source), delete it.
• Share with care. Limit the amount of personal information you
share online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information
Cornerstone Wealth Management is hosting a Cyber Security
informational seminar on June 20, 2018, 6-8pm. For more
information and to register please call 503-266-7431.