National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Critical Infrastructure

During week 4 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month we’re providing examples of how the public can play a role in keeping the nation’s critical infrastructure (services essential to our day-to-day lives) safe. Information Technology and Communications are key critical infrastructure sectors (example: the Internet) central to the nation’s security, economy, public health and safety. Here’s a few ways you can help:

– User names and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, bank and social media. Improve account security by enabling strong authentication tools such as multi-factor authentication. Read more

– Practice good online habits like not connecting to a website when you receive a warning and logging off a website when you are finished.

– Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats. Make sure your on-the-go devices are up-to-date also.