Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more common over time, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect your information online. While there’s no bulletproof way to prevent a cyber-attack, there are certain precautions you can take to minimize the risk.
Here’s our list of 26 tips aka A to Z of information security that can help you stay cyber secure!
Always properly logout after completion of online transactions.
Be careful what you click.
Clear cookies and delete browsing history at the end of the session.
Do not carry your PIN number in wallet, it is always better to memorize it.
Enlighten yourself on cybersecurity measures.
Follow rules of social networking prevent damaging professional relationships.
Giving out your personal information is not advisable.
Help yourself to maintain a positive online presence.
Install Anti-Virus protection.
Join hands to stop spreading fake news.
Keep software up to date.
Lock your devices when not in use.
Monitor your accounts for suspicious activity.
Never believe on forward messages, check source & URL.
Only install apps & software from trusted sources.
Pay extra attention when using public Wi-Fi.
Quarantine all unused apps.
Respect privacy of other users.
Scan any file downloads from internet before opening/using/installing.
Turn on automatic updates for your operating system.
Use string password with personal acronym.
Verify with whom you are interacting with online.
Watch out for online scams.
XTRA protection for your online financial transactions.
Your priority on cyber security makes you a cyber-aware citizen.
Zero participation in dark web.
In today’s digital era, each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. Ensuring online safety requires daily vigilance and cyber hygiene upkeep. The above-mentioned tips will help you get started. Gaining this knowledge and applying it will make you less prone to cyber-attacks.