Protect Your Personal Information and Stay Cyber Safe

Cyber scams are nothing new. Every day, con artists are looking for ways to steal your personal information. Here are four simple things you can do to keep yourself cyber safe.

  1. Use strong passwords – Strong passwords are critical to protecting data. They are long, random, unique, and include all four-character types (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols).
  2. Turn on multifactor authentication (MFA) – You need more than a password to protect your online accounts and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.
  3. Recognize and report phishing – Phishing e-mails, texts, and calls are the No. 1 way data gets compromised. Be cautious of unsolicited e-mails, texts or calls asking for personal information.
  4. Update software – Ensuring your software is up to date is the best way to make sure you have the latest security patches and updates on your devices.