Market Avenue Drive Thru to be CLOSED

The Drive Thru at our Canton office will be CLOSED Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, 25th, reopening Monday, September 26th. ATM access will be available at the front of the building. If you require drive-up access, please visit another CSE office.

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CYBER SECURITY

CYBER SECURITY

 

In today’s world, we access the internet in a variety of ways every day, from logging in to social media the moment our eyes open, to ‘Googling’ anything and everything throughout the day. But, have you ever stopped and asked yourself if you’ve taken proper precautions? Are you using the internet wisely, or do you open yourself up to security risks when you’re online?

The importance of proper cybersecurity is vital. Scammers and fraudsters have learned to manipulate and mine the internet for people’s personal information; unfortunately, your information is out there somewhere. It could be something as simple as sharing too much personal and/or basic information on your social media accounts. Nevertheless, the next thing you know, your identity could be stolen.

One of the first steps you should take to ensure you are cyber secure is to make sure you have the right tools for the job.

  • Make sure your devices have up-to-date antivirus software to protect you from malware, and that your applications on your mobile device are up-to-date (they may have security updates). At the very least, make sure that you’ve installed free antivirus protection from a reputable provider. For most people, it’s worth the money to subscribe to security software that protects your computer and/or mobile devices.
  • Never trust public wi-fi networks. Public Wi-Fi networks are notoriously vulnerable to hackers.
  • On your social media platforms restrict who can see your information, or who can follow you. Don't automatically accept friend requests from people you don't know. Once you do, your pictures and information that was not public could now be used by a potential hacker.
  • Password protect everything. You should be using strong passwords for each site you’re registered on. If your password is too obvious, it will provide no protection at all. And don’t make the mistake of using the same password over and over. Once an online thief cracks one account, the next step is to try that password for every single account connected with your email address.

For more information on Cyber Security, check out our full article on our BANZAI! Finanial Education Platform. Continue reading here… https://csefcu.teachbanzai.com/wellness/resources/cyber-security

Although cybersecurity threats can target anyone, there is now a greater risk to teens. Generally, teens are just starting to use technology and are likely not as educated in cybersecurity risks. Don’t let the teens in your life fall victim to a scam, or getting their personal information stolen.

Check out our interactive Internet Safety Coach. This coach allows teens (or even adults) to practice navigating through online decisions securely. Along the way in this simulation, they will ‘defend their computer and mobile device against malicious attacks from hackers. Within the Internet, Safety Course users are presented with interactive actions of how to spot real-world scams.

Taking Cyber Security & Internet Safety seriously is one of the most important things you can do to continue protecting your personal information from those who want to use it maliciously.

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