Key 1: Manage Your Devices

Protecting Yourself Online


  • Install the most up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware programs on all devices, and update these software programs as they become available. Run these programs regularly to provide maximum protection for your device.
  • Access sensitive data only through a secure location or device; never access confidential personal data via a public computer, such as in a hotel or cybercafe.
  • If you have children, set up a separate computer they can use for games and other online activities.

As cyber fraud continues to evolve, it is more critical than ever to take measures to protect your identity and mitigate potential security risks. As part of National Cyber Security National Awareness Month, we will highlight key areas in which you can take action to better protect your identity, your accounts, and your technology.

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