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31 Oct, 2018
Being the last day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it felt fitting to talk about the scary landscape of cybersecurity threats. Our world has become so driven by technology that we don’t even realize how much we’ve opened our lives up to risk. From our PCs, to our mobile devices, to our house, car, and workplace riddled with items that make up the ‘Internet of Things’. There are so many conveniences that leave an open door for threats. I’m not saying you should fear your Roomba, but it’s important to understand how devices interact, how they connect to the internet, the type of information they store, how data is transmitted, and how to keep that information safe.
Be sure you are keeping your machine clean. No matter the device, if it connects to the internet, inspect it consistently and make sure it is free of viruses and malware. Update your software regularly and properly secure your wireless network. Here are a few more tips and “tricks” to keep in mind on All Hallows’ Eve and all year round:
Written by: Marc Johnson, CIO