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Cybersecurity resolutions for 2019

January 2, 2019

Don't just promise to exercise more, eat healthier, and be better with money in 2019. Pledge to take these quick and easy steps to protect your online life too!

It's estimated that the average American adult is spending up to 11 hours each day looking at a screen these days! Taking a few easy steps can help you stay safer online and protect your digital identity.

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This content is based on the National Cybersecurity Alliance's Digital New Year's Resolution Tip Sheet.

Quick actions for a cybersecure 2019

Lockdown your login

One of the most important things you can do in preparation for the year ahead is to strengthen your online accounts by setting up the strongest authentication tools available. One option is to set up a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Just having a username and password are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking, and social media.

Lockdown your login

Apply updates

The message is simple: when you receive one of those pop-up messages that tells you about an update notification from a device manufacturer or operating system vendor, you should verify the source and apply the update. It’s one of the easiest ways to help keep devices secure. Doing your part to apply updates makes our interconnected world more safe and secure. 

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Manage your privacy settings

Get off on the right foot in 2019 and gear up to help protect your privacy.  Take a few minutes to review all your privacy settings and make sure you are happy with them. Want to view or change your privacy and security settings, but don't know where to find them? Visit the Stay Safe Online website and use the direct links provided to update your privacy settings.

Privacy settings