Security is an essential element of software design, development, testing, and maintenance. The software we use every day on our phones, tablets, and computers may have vulnerabilities that can compromise our personal information and privacy.
How we use our IT products and devices is important. From locking our portable devices to making sure that all devices have the latest operating systems, patches and anti-virus software, users should always take advantage of their products’ existing security features.
You can take a few steps to improve your cybersecurity. For instance, when purchasing software or hardware, users should:
- Install and maintain vendor-distributed patches or updates
- Ensure they are using the latest operating systems on their computers and mobile devices
- Be aware of vulnerabilities that may exist
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Department of Homeland Security is hosting a Twitter Chat on Thursday, October 9th at 3:00PM EST. For more information, please visit: http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2014-week-two.