Protecting your information technology (IT) is important both at home and work. Taking these precautions can help to keep your devices and data secure online.
OWN your IT and personal information by educating yourself about cyber threats.
- Don't overshare personal or financial information on social media platforms.
- Be selective about who you connect with on social platforms or dating websites.
- Review privacy settings for social media and other applications.
SECURE IT changing your online habits to enhance your cyber defenses.
- Strengthen passwords on computers, devices and websites and change them regularly.
- Avoid phishing emails and don’t click on links from people you don’t know or emails that don’t seem legit. When in doubt, telephone the recipient and ask.
- Turn on multi-factor authentication to make your logins more secure.
- Shop safely by making online purchases only from well-known stores and brands and always looking for the https:// in the URL before entering payment information
PROTECT IT by implementing solutions and services that can increase cyber security and monitor against suspicious events.
- Install security software including anti-virus and anti-malware to protect personal and business computers.
- Update systems to ensure your web browser and operating system have the latest security updates.
- Identity and credit monitoring services watch for unusual activity 24/7/365, alerting you to any trouble.
- Back-up data regularly to protect yourself and your business from hard drive/server failures and ransomware.
Georgia United Credit Union will never call you and ask for your account passwords or PINs. If you receive a call from someone asking for this information, hang up and contact us directly.
Georgia United is committed to maintaining the security of your personal and financial information by offering free identity theft protection (through CyberScout®) to members with a Georgia United Checking Account.
Source = CyberScout®