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Cyber Security Awareness Month - October 2012

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Today, we are more interconnected than ever before. Not only do we use the Internet to stay connected, informed, and involved, but we rely on it for all of our day-to-day needs. Because of the interconnectedness of online systems, every Tennessean who uses digital technologies at home or in the office can and must play a part in cyber security. For example, if you open a virus-laden e-mail attachment at work, you could infect your entire company's computer network. Don't be the weakest link: get educated on cyber safety. For more information please view the Special Edition document and share with your co-workers and family.

Here are a few basic steps you can take to be more secure:

  • Set strong passwords, and don't share them with anyone.
  • Keep a clean machine. Your operating system, browser, and other critical software are optimized by installing regular updates.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online, and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
  • Be cautious about what you receive or read online. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.