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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Social media safety

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Protect your social media presence

In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this week’s topic focuses on protecting you in one of the most popular online activities, social media.

As we spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet, here are easy tips to help you connect with confidence and safety.

Did you know?

 Over 4 billion people around the globe use social media. That is about 57% of the world’s population.

 Users spend nearly 2.5 hours per day on social networks.


Tips to increase safety on social media

Connect and protect. The best defense against viruses and malware is to update the latest security software, web browser and operating systems on your devices. Sign up for automatic updates for ease and confidence.

Think before you sync. Take caution. Cyber threats are ever-present with possible attempts to steal your personal information or take control of your social account. Phishing targets social platforms with messaging capabilities. Beware of messages from unknown individuals.

Click and tell spell trouble. Cybercriminals can watch your every move. Use caution before posting your routine of leaving home for a daily activity. Think twice before sharing your vacation experience. Cyber actors are ready to act on those clues and make you the target.

Update your privacy settings. Take a close look at your privacy and security settings. Set the options to optimize your safety for information sharing. Disable geotagging to prevent anyone from knowing where you are in an instant.

Deletion is not prevention. Share with care. Just because you delete a post or picture from your profile immediately after uploading, does not mean no one  saw it. Avoid sharing personal information or activities that may make you a target of cybercriminals.


More insights to come next week with tips to know before you go. Learn how to protect your sensitive information as one of the busiest travel seasons of the year gets closer.


Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Social media safety was last modified: October 22nd, 2021 by admin