Celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 10 Tips to Staying Safe Online

Oct 19, 2023 | 3 minute READ

Explore essential cybersecurity tips this Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Dive into best practices, from strong passwords to recognizing phishing scams, and empower yourself for a safer digital future.

October isn’t just about autumn leaves and Halloween; it’s also Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Spearheaded by initiatives like StaySafeOnline.org, this month is all about equipping individuals and organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves in an interconnected world.

On October 1st, TREYSTA technology management announced its commitment to cybersecurity education by partnering with StaySafeOnline.org. In its continuous efforts, StaySafeOnline.org emphasizes that cybersecurity isn’t just the responsibility of IT professionals but of everyone. This month, they underline the importance of ensuring everyone has the resources to stay safe online, a message we deeply resonate with here at TREYSTA.

Here are some indispensable cybersecurity guidelines:

1. Own Your Online Presence:

Control and customize your security settings. Understand what’s being shared and who it’s visible to.

2. Secure Your Personal Information:

Use strong, unique passwords and keep them safe. Consider using a password manager.

3. Recognize and Prevent Phishing Scams:

Don’t click on suspicious links, and always verify a source before sharing personal information.

4. Keep a Clean Machine:

Regularly update your software, including antivirus and anti-malware tools. This step is vital as updates often address known security vulnerabilities.

5. Protect Your Digital Home:

Ensure that your Wi-Fi network is secure, encrypted, and hidden. Regularly update the password and use multi-factor authentication where possible.

6. Educate Yourself Continuously:

With cyber threats ever evolving, staying updated on the latest threats and protective measures is crucial.

7. Seek Credible Sources:

Rely on trusted sources like StaySafeOnline.org and TREYSTA for the latest in cybersecurity best practices.

8. Ensure Secure Shopping:

Shop only from sites that use secure technology – look for “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information.

9. Be Web Wise:

Be wary of communications that urge immediate action, ask for personal information, or seem too good to be true.

10. Champion the Cause:

Advocate for cybersecurity best practices in your community. Share resources, engage in discussions, and promote awareness.

This October, we urge you to not only protect your digital domains but to also become an advocate for cybersecurity. Just as StaySafeOnline.org strives to foster a culture of cybersecurity, so should each of us. After all, the strength of our digital society hinges on our collective vigilance.

Stay cyber-smart!

Partner with TREYSTA technology management

Don’t leave your cybersecurity to chance. Join forces with TREYSTA technology management and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your organization is fortified against cyber threats. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward a more secure future.

Find out why businesses in Harrisburg, Hanover, York, and throughout Central PA and Northern MD trust TREYSTA as their technology experts.




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