Cybersecurity for Individuals & Families
Resources for non-cyber experts, from the experts
We help individuals and families learn how to protect their financial identities, manage their privacy, and secure their technology.
The Top 8:
How to Avoid Being Hacked
1: Freeze your credit
Freeze your credit at the 4 credit bureaus.
2: Use two-factor authentication (2FA)
Set up two-factor authentication (2FA; MFA) at all your important online accounts like government, banks, investments, credit cards, etc.
3: Careful clicking on attachments or links
In email, avoid clicking on attachments or links unless they are expected and you’re sure of source.
4: Keep software up to date
Keep software (operating system, web browser, apps, …) up to date on all PCs and smartphones.
5: Backup critical files
Create remote, multi-version backups of personal computer and smartphone files.
6: Install antivirus
Use antivirus on your personal computers and smartphones.
7: Create passwords that are strong and unique
Use long, unique passwords for your important online accounts, like government, banks, investments, credit cards.
8: Encrypt your files
Encrypt your files on your computers, smart devices, portable storage, and the cloud.
How hackable are you?
Test your cybersecurity practices with this five-question quiz!
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