As the Internet continues to shape all aspects of daily life, taking the proper steps to protect your online presence is important to ensure safety and privacy. The theme for this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” aims to encourage protactive behavior and draw attention to careers in cybersecurity.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a secure online presence:

Own IT: staying safe on social media

Secure IT: login protection

  • Use a strong and unique password for every account and device
  • Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible to provide an extra layer of support
  • For more information on strong and unique password, visit this help page on keeping your passwords secure

Protect IT: updates and WiFi security

  • Update to the latest security software and operating systems
  • Verify the network before connecting to avoid data interception
  • Learn more about WiFi security by visiting this help page on privacy resolutions