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Recently, we had the privilege of discussing essential cybersecurity practices on Good Day PA, a news segment on ABC27 (WHTM). View our segment and learn 3 great tips about cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is more crucial than ever, and at TREYSTA technology management, we are dedicated to equipping our community with the knowledge and tools needed to stay safe online. Recently, we had the privilege of discussing essential cybersecurity practices on Good Day PA, a news segment on ABC27 (WHTM). Our segment focused on three key areas: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), strong passwords, and recognizing phishing attacks. Here’s a deeper dive into these critical components of online security.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Adding an Extra Layer of Protection

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective ways to protect your accounts from unauthorized access. MFA requires users to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to an account, significantly reducing the risk of a cyberattack.

Why MFA Matters:

  1. Enhanced Security: Even if your password is compromised, an attacker would still need the second factor to access your account.
  2. User-Friendly: Modern MFA methods, such as biometric verification and mobile app authentication, are designed to be quick and easy to use.
  3. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your accounts are secured with MFA allows you to focus on your work without constantly worrying about potential breaches.

The Power of Strong Passwords

While MFA adds an extra layer of security, strong passwords remain a fundamental defense against cyber threats. A strong password is unique, complex, and difficult for hackers to guess.

Tips for Creating Strong Passwords:

  1. Length and Complexity: Use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Aim for at least 12 characters.
  2. Avoid Common Words: Stay away from easily guessable words and phrases like “password123” or “admin.”
  3. Password Managers: Consider using a password manager to generate and store complex passwords securely.

Recognizing Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are attempts by cybercriminals to trick individuals into providing sensitive information, such as passwords or financial details, by pretending to be a trustworthy entity. Recognizing phishing attempts can prevent a potential security breach.

How to Identify Phishing Attacks:

  1. Suspicious Emails: Be wary of emails from unknown senders or those that create a sense of urgency.
  2. Check the Sender’s Email Address: Look closely at the senderโ€™s email address. Often, phishing emails come from addresses that look similar but are slightly altered.
  3. Beware of Links and Attachments: Do not click on links or download attachments from unsolicited emails. Hover over links to see the actual URL before clicking.
  4. Verify the Source: If an email claims to be from a trusted source, contact them directly using a known phone number or email address to verify the authenticity of the message.

Watch Our Good Day PA Segment

For those who missed our live appearance, you can watch the full segment in the video above or follow the link below. Join us on Good Day PA, ABC27 (WHTM), as we delve into these important cybersecurity topics. Stay informed and protect your digital life with TREYSTA technology management.

Watch our Good Day PA segment here!

Conclusion

At TREYSTA technology management, we are committed to helping our clients and community understand and implement robust cybersecurity practices. By adopting MFA, creating strong passwords, and learning to recognize phishing attacks, you can significantly enhance your online security.

Stay safe and secure with TREYSTA, your trusted partner in technology management. For more tips and personalized cybersecurity solutions, contact us today!

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TREYSTA technology management is a local IT company in operation since 1995 with two locations, York, PA and an expanded location in Gettysburg, PA. Our service area ranges from Harrisburg, PA to Frederick, MD. TREYSTA, recognized on the esteemed worldwide MSP 501 list, is a leading IT management and services business serving small to medium size businesses and nonprofit organizations. Utilizing cutting edge products and services, TREYSTA is committed to providing premier IT support so local businesses and nonprofits can focus on obtaining their goals.

TREYSTA technology management is a local IT company in operation since 1995 with two locations, York, PA and an expanded location in Gettysburg, PA. Our service area ranges from Harrisburg, PA to Frederick, MD. TREYSTA, recognized on the esteemed worldwide MSP 501 list, is a leading IT management and services business serving small to medium size businesses and nonprofit organizations. Utilizing cutting edge products and services, TREYSTA is committed to providing premier IT support so local businesses and nonprofits can focus on obtaining their goals.

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