Today is Computer Security Day. From smartphones to the ever expanding world of IoT, so much of daily life now depends upon or is directly impacted by a multitude of computer. As a result, there’s it’s in everyone’s best interest protect all of our connected devices, not just laptop or desktop computers. In the spirit of World Computer Security Day, , we’ve pulled together a few pieces of information and suggestions to help improve your and also the world’s computer security.
- We shared our own, but the FBI also published some tips to consider during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) also published a collection of simple and useful tips during October: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.
- October 21 2016 might seem like ancient history as we enter the holiday period, but something very big happened on that day. While the impact was a general worldwide frustration with accessing Twitter,Spotify, or hundreds of other applications, here’s explanation of what happened and what all of us can do to help make repeats more difficult. Hint: not changing default passwords or patching your connected devices is bad for everyone.
- Last month NIST released a study warning of widespread security fatigue as end users report feeling defenseless against malicious attacks. Here’s a 3-step antidote to security fatigue.
Several large brands have recently forced password resets on their users, either in response to a data breach or as a precautionary measure. While helpful password resets might not really be the answer.