Cybersecurity Resources

Tips

Use Multi-Factor AuthenticationMultifactor-Authentication-Pic

Add MFA (code texted to your phone) to your email, VPN, and other logins. This one tip could save you from an attack.

From Steady Networks

password-lockouts-picUse Password Lockouts

Make sure your passwords lock after 5 attempts! This can stop hackers that are trying every password in the book!

From Steady Networks

cyber-lock-picInstall and Update Security Software

Software vendors provide updates to their supported products to correct security concerns. Ensure you know how to update your software and do it as soon as the updates are available. When possible, set your devices to update automatically.

From Tillman Cyber Services, LLC

hands-on-keyboardIf You’re Not Sure, Don’t Click It

Never click on a link or attachment you don’t completely trust.

From the City of Albuquerque

unique-passwordsUse Unique Passwords

Ensure that all your passwords are unique, especially email passwords and bank/financial passwords. Attackers obtain account credentials from weak websites every day and try them out to see if they work.

From Sandia National Laboratories

scroll-over-2Hover Your Cursor to See the Real Link

If you hover your mouse cursor over a link in an email, the ‘real’ link will appear. You can then see where the link will take you.

From the Tony Carrato, Consulting Architect

Dont-Send-MoneyDon’t Send Money

Do not send money or gift cards to anybody that you do not personally know and trust.

From the City of Albuquerque

Check-Phone-NumberCheck a Company’s Phone Number

Look up the company’s phone number on your own. Don’t use the one a potential scammer is providing. Then call the company to ask if a request is legitimate.

From the City of Albuquerque

scareware

Don’t Fall for Scareware

Beware of pop-up windows claiming your computer is infected. Do NOT call the number listed. Call your IT department instead.

From Kristen Sanders of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Not-A-Winner-PicYou Probably Didn’t Win

If you receive a text message claiming you’ve won free EarPods or a gift card… you probably haven’t. Never click on links in text messages from unknown senders.

From the Kristen Sanders of the Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Utility Authority

Resources

Learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month at www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.

cyber-awareness-month-graphic

Buyer’s Guide to IoT Security. Download pdf.

IoT-Image

IoT at Work: Cyber Secure Your Smart Business. Download pdf.

Have a tip or resource to share? Email it to info@nmtechcouncil.org