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National CyberSecurity Awareness - 1

A month of tips for everyone - Part 1

October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. That being said we always need to Be Cyber Smart – you can follow me on Twitter to learn proactive ways to stay safe online.

Throughout the month I posted tips every day and this blog is part one of the knowledge shared (Days 1-10).

Your Personal Information is just as valuable as money. Please make sure that you and your loved ones are taking steps to protect it.

Passwords are really important in #cybersecurityawarenessmonth this advice will make you smile :)

Rather than using a Password use Passphrases - they are easier for you to remember and harder for the cybercriminal to crack.

Do you use public Wi-Fi? Doing so is taking a risk with your security. If you absolutely have to please ensure that your device is protected and that you're using a quality VPN.

I had the pleasure of giving a CyberSecurity talk to the United Nations World Food Programme as part of CyberSecMonth and I was delighted to receive this from them - thank you!

Please make sure you take time to update your privacy settings. Personal Information is just as valuable as money.

CyberSecurity breaches are the top threat in today’s business landscape. Your Human Firewall is a vital line of defence - watch the video above that I've made to find out more.

Can you spot when you’re being phished? Phishing is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell what's fake? Google have created a great quiz to test you...

So who is behind a CyberAttack? This infographic from The NCSC explains the various players in this dark game.

Please think before you share personal information on social media, cyber criminals use various games to try and trick you into disclosing this info. I demonstrate this in my TEDx Talk.

Software updates are a critical part of your defence against cyber crime. Take a look here as I explain why:

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