October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is an internationally-recognized campaign first launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2004. To celebrate, this week, we will be sharing what we use at our FixMeStick office for cybersecurity.
If you missed last week’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) article, you can check it out here to learn how you can take cybersecurity into your own hands.
Like most people today, we have a lot of online accounts at FixMeStick that need to be managed. All these accounts also need their own unique passwords as well as two-factor authentication.
We use a password manager called Dashlane to help us generate strong passwords made up of random upper and lower case letters as well as numbers and symbols.
A password manager can makes it easy to remember complicated passwords and types them in so you do not have to write them down. With Dashlane, you can also easily change the passwords to all your online accounts.
Two-factor-authentication prompts you to enter an additional code alongside your password. This code is generated on a use-by-use basis either through email or the Google Authenticator app. It adds an extra layer of protection to all our accounts, especially ones storing sensitive information.
We can’t stress enough that antivirus is a must. FixMeStick is a second line of defense but it’s important to have antivirus as well. All of our computers have McAfee Total Protection installed so we don’t have to worry about malicious attacks or unsafe downloads when we go online. McAfee is our go-to antivirus to protect us in real-time. We’re giving our customers an exclusive discount so you can protect your computers too! Check it out here.
We recommend running FixMeStick at least once a month. Forget? No problem, we’ll send you reminders each month to run your FixMeStick. We also have the same reminders for our computers in our office so they get a monthly deep clean to make sure nothing is lurking.
Viruses are looking for tech flaws to exploit so we always update our devices and use the latest technological patches to protect our machines. We do this on our mobile devices as well.
Computer Back Ups
We like to store our work in a secure online cloud so there is no risk of losing them. If you’d like to try storing your files in your own secure online cloud, we recommend trying SOS Online Backup.
What do you do at your office or at home to keep you and your data secure? Share them with us below!