Tomas Foltyn, security writer at ESET
October is recognised as European Cyber Security Month in Europe and as National Cyber Security Awareness Month across the pond, giving us all ample opportunity to pause to think about the growing importance of cybersecurity and about ways to stay safe online.
And that’s not all as far as special dates go. October 5, also happens to be World Teachers’ Day. Frankly, the timing for recapping, or brushing up on, some of the most essential cybersecurity skills could hardly be better. In line with ECSM’s theme, “Practice basic cyber hygiene”, here are a few basic tips for staying safer online.
Know the risks
It all starts with the awareness of the risks along with the realization that everybody is a potential target. Much of what we do every day involves the internet positively in one way or another. On the other hand, the digital world is also inhabited by criminals who never miss a chance to steal fellow netizens’ data or money, or both. First of all, then, it pays to be clear-eyed not just about the benefits, but also about the security and privacy risks of cyberspace.
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