National Computer Security DayPublished: Nov 30, 2018
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.
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 I’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.