STOP.THINK.CONNECT: Helping to Keep You and DCO “Cyber” Secure


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month  

What You Can Do to Keep You and DCO Secure:  Tips and Ideas

Protect Yourself with these STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Tips:

  • Keep a Clean Machine: Durham County provides the latest security software, web browser, and operating system to deliver defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
  • When in doubt, throw it out: Links in email, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete or if appropriate, mark as junk email.
  • Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smart phones, gaming systems, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
  • Plug & scan: “USBs” and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security software to scan them.

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