Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 01, 2020
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Technology breaches and cyberattacks have unfortunately become commonplace; however, by keeping your personal defenses up and implementing safety precautions you can help protect yourself from being a victim of a cyberattack. 

  • Make sure your computer software, including your web browser, is updated with the latest patches. 
  • Create strong passwords. It could take up to 200 years to crack a 12 character password!
  • Treat public Wi-Fi networks as a potential security risk. Never check financial or sensitive data when using public Wi-Fi.
  • Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of cyberattacks. Remember to stay vigilant and think before you click!  

Cybersecurity is a top priority at Salem Electric and we work diligently to protect member information. To learn more about how to stay safe online, visit StaySafeOnline.org or us-cert.cisa.gov