National Computer Security Day

National Computer Security Day is observed annually on November 30th. Guard yourself against identity theft, phishing websites and ransomware by taking a few simple steps every year to prevent a breach at home or work.

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Computer Security is your responsibility

Below is a checklist you can follow to help secure your computer. Help spread the word on social media using #ComputerSecurityDay to inform others how they can secure their data!

  • Windows Update is enabled.
  • Antivirus software is installed and running.
  • Windows Firewall is turned on.
  • The software on my computer is up to date.
  • Strong passwords are always used.
  • Passwords are not shared or written down.
  • A password is required to access my computer.
  • Unused programs are removed.
  • My home wireless network is secured.
  • My important data is regularly backed up.
  • I use caution when I browse the Internet.
  • I log off the computer when Iā€™m not using it.
  • My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
  • Temporary Internet files are periodically removed.
  • Use two-factor authentication

Should you have concern that your online banking account has been breached call SOCU immediately to investigate. Time is critical after a breach of data has occurred.