Due to recent world events, cyber security is more prevalent than ever. Your safety and your account safety matter to us and is our top priority to keep your personal information safe. While we take measures to secure your accounts and personal information, here are a few things you can do to maintain your cyber hygiene:
- Implement multi-factor authentication your accounts. By having a second layer of identification, you are giving your bank, email provider, or any other site, the confidence that it is you logging in. Using multi-factor authentication makes you 99% less likely to get hacked.
- Make Use of Strong Passwords. Try using a password manager to help generate and store unique passwords. With the increasing digital advances, it is necessary for all of us to protect our information with a heightened sense of security.
- Double check before you click. Phishing emails have become more common and are the hub of cyber-attacks. More than 90% of successful cyber-attacks result from consumers clicking on a link sent in a phishing email that may look legitimate, but it is actually a trick designed by hackers. If you don't recognize it, double check before you click.
- Keep Your Software Updated. It may seem like a chore at times, but keeping your software updated keeps you safe and secure. Your system needs refreshing and each refresh can help to debug any cyber threats. Turn on automatic updates to ensure that all your devices are at performing their best when it comes to protecting your information.
- Be aware of scams. With everything becoming heavily reliable on technology, scams are also migrating to digital schemes. Many people are being attacked daily just through little scams that could cost them more than they would ever imagine. Watch Nev Schulman show you how to ghost scams without being affected.
- Maintain Backups. Regularly backup any information or data you would not want to lose. Doing this regularly will keep your personal information always readily accessible to restore in case of a malfunction.
If you think you have been affected by a ransomware attack, be sure to take these steps to help protect yourself:
- Identify. Find the systems that were impacted and isolate them. In the event, you are unable to disconnect the devices from the network, turn off the power to avoid the further spread of ransomware.
- Restore & Recover. Try to restore and recover the impacted systems. Reach out to your cyber security team to see an initial analysis on what may have gone wrong and the steps necessary to help you respond and recover from this.
- Capture. Capture a system image of a sample of the affected devices. Consult federal law enforcement about possible decryptors available.
Be mindful of all your devices and apps. Visit our Cyber Security page for more information on how you can help prevent fraud and keep your information cyber safe!