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Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility

Monday December 3, 2018

It’s not just the responsibility of governments or CEO’s of large corporations that need to worry about cybercrime. Everyone has a part to play including the average person with a smart-phone. Five tips on cybersecurity for the average person.

Top Tips

Keep a clean machine.
  • Regularly scan devices for viruses, spyware, keep software up to date.
Avoid oversharing online.
  • Safeguard sensitive info, vacation plans, personal identifying info
Protect your password.
  • At least 8 characters, combo of letters, numbers and symbols, no dictionary words, no reuse across other websites.
Stay protected while connected.
  • Be cautious of the wi-fi networks you join when not at home, i.e. airports, hotels, restaurants. Passwords and other sensitive info can be captured.
Report cybercrimes
  • IC3.gov
National Utah
Type Number Loss Number Loss Increase
BEC 15,690 $767 M 150 $5 M
Extortion 14,938 $15 M 85 $153 K
Tech Support 10,949 $15 M 98 $28 K 90%
Ransomware 1,783 $2.3 M 18 $15 K

 

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