October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, which is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safe online. Throughout the month, Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific will be releasing cybersafety tips and articles to help consumers and businesses stay vigilant.
Articles and a cybersecurity toolkit for small businesses and consumers can be found at www.BBB.org/BBBSecure and at www.bbb.org/cybersecurity.
BBB encourages online users to educate themselves about cybersecurity risks and offers the following tips to stay safe online:
Own your online presence. Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s OK to limit how and with whom you share information.
Get two steps ahead. Turn on two-step verification on accounts when available. This adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to know more than just a password. This is typically a code