How do you want to feel on October 1st this year when it comes to pandemic preparedness? Do you want to be a little more or a lot more prepared? There are ten survival tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month that you can implement right away.
The first tip is to use the internet as much as possible to gather up as much data as possible on what is happening. It doesn’t have to be anything big and obvious, just take note of any strange behavior that may be taking place out of town or online. If you happen to be in a city where there has been a large virus outbreak look around your city to see if you can gather any information on it.
Many people are very private and do not like sharing their personal information online. So be careful what you post online. You don’t want to put anyone at risk because of the bad advice that you give them. However, you can share data with others by using third party sites such as Facebook or Twitter. There is plenty of available data on the internet that is not going to put anyone in danger but can still help in getting prepared.
Next make sure you have a good backup plan for your business. If you are offline and not online then you have to have a backup data center that will hold all of your data. This may be something that you already have in the form of a server or a data backup software program. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to things like pandemic viruses.
Now that you are on the road to being prepared, it is also important to be on a good cyber hygiene cycle. This means washing your hands frequently and not using the same towel or toilet paper twice. If you find that something is really wrong then you should report it immediately so that you can remove the virus from your computer system. The longer you wait the harder it is to completely clean out your computer system.
You can actually save the pandemic virus from your computer system if you set up a schedule to scan your system for the day. On the first day scan everything that you could possibly think of and then do a back up scan. You may need to delete some files that you don’t need. Then on the second day run a full system scan again. That way if there is any important information that you did not save you will know to get rid of it.
Be careful about what you post on social media. For example, you may think that your status updates are private, but they can actually be read by everyone. In addition to that if you do not post anything for two days then you are safe from prying eyes. While this may be a time saver you may be at risk of identity theft. If you are smart and use passwords when typing in your name and social security number you should be alright.
These are some of the best survival tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in order to keep your information safe from any kind of cyber attack. It is important to exercise a little caution every day even if you do not have any computer related problems. Just because you do not have a problem now does not mean that you will not in the future. So be smart, be safe and stay safe online.