No matter where you live or what work you’re engaged in, everything you do relies on Critical Infrastructure. For those directly involved with Critical Infrastructure, a lack in understanding of cybersecurity is one of the biggest threats we face.
Here are some basic guidelines you can explore and teach others:
- Never share your password with anyone. A company will NEVER ask you for your password.
- Update your operating system and security software as soon as a stable release is available.
- Use complex passwords that vary in difficulty at each level. If access to your email will enable password resets on other services, make sure your email password is Very Complex.
- Take cybersecurity training and provide training for employees.
- Stay educated and up-to-date on cyber threats.
- Ensure all websites have a Valid SSL certificate. The browser URL should begin with https, otherwise do not enter any information into the website.
- Do not click a hyperlink without checking the URL. Hover over the linked text to verify where the URL goes. If you don’t trust the website, do not click the link.
- Open emails with image blocking on to prevent possibility of loading scripts or viruses.
One resource you can rely on is the United States of America government organization, CISA.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been selected as a recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s 2021 Public Integrity Award. CISA is being recognized at ASPA’s annual conference today for its work to secure the 2020 election, combat disinformation, and speak truth to power.
Stay informed at at the CISA Newsroom: https://www.cisa.gov/newsroom
When it comes to protecting Critical Infrastructure, each of us plays a role. Its never been more important to stay informed and educated on Cybersecurity.