In an effort to promote online safety awareness, Total has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by joining the global effort initiated by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
As a NCSAM Champion, Total will be posting weekly tips to make people more #CyberAware. To kick off the month, here is Tip #1:
Keep a Clean Machine
- Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
- Automate software updates: Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks. Turn on automatic updates if that’s an available option.
- Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smartphones, gaming systems and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
- Plug & scan: USBs and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security software to scan them.
Keep checking back to keep your business, your family, and yourself protected from cyber criminals!