For many, email is a communication necessity. But email is also a mechanism used by attackers to gain access to your most sensitive information.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004. It was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year, during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Jefferson County Cyber Security team is sharing several articles during October to help you better protect your online information as well as sharing ideas about how to have fun with passwords.
In this article, we share information on ways to protect your email accounts and the information you store in your email inbox.
Email is an indispensable communication tool, however, it is also a tool popular with cyber attackers. Cyber attackers try to trick you into clicking on malicious links that can compromise your entire computer as well as your username and password. The emails attackers send can be very difficult to discern from real email. In this article, we focus on 3 actions you can take to protect your email from becoming a pathway for successful criminal attacks.
You can find more information to protect your home or business on Secure Jeffco.