WEEK 21 ~
Protect Your Online Presence
We are very vulnerable to more cyber attacks in the future. Now is the time to protect and document your personal information that is online because we may be facing many more attacks on our electrical grid, banks, water systems, etc.
Protect your online accounts. Here are some tips from FEMA on how to protect ourselves from the cyber boogie man. The following are things you can do now before another cyber attack occurs:
Use strong passwords that are 12 characters or longer. Use upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Use a Password Manager.
Use a stronger authentication such as a PIN or password that only you would know. Consider using a separate device that can receive a code or uses a biometric scan (e.g. fingerprint scanner).
Watch for suspicious activity that asks you to do something right away, offers something that sounds too good to be true or needs your personal information. Think before you click.
Check your account statements and credit reports regularly.
Use sites that use HTTPS if you will access or provide any personal information. Do not use sites with invalid certificates. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that creates a secure connection.
Use antivirus solutions, Malware and Firewalls to block threats.
Regularly back up your files in an encrypted file or encrypted file storage device.
Limit the personal information you share online. Change privacy settings and do not use location features.
Protect your home network by changing the administrative and WiFi passwords regularly. When configuring your router, choose the WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) setting, which is the strongest encryption options.
To learn more about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, or to find tip sheets and resources for reducing cybersecurity risks and protecting yourself online.
CISA’s website at www.cisa.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-resources. You can also find cybersecurity information at www.ready.gov/cybersecurity.
HERE IS YOUR CHALLENGE
Here are some suggestions. Feel free to add to the list that suits the people you are planning for.
Food Storage Purchase
⃞ 1 gallon of water per person per day
⃞ All Purpose Flour
⃞ Macaroni or Spaghetti pasta sauces
⃞ If you are going camping during Memorial Weekend, purchase those items.
Extra Item Purchase
⃞ SD Storage cards
⃞ Toilet Paper ( 1 roll per week for 2 months)
⃞ Water Bath Canner
⃞ Canning Set
⃞ How To Canning Book
72 Hour/Car Kit
⃞ Sand or Kitty Litter
⃞ Carpet or Matt.
⃞ Ground Cloth
Secure important documents in a fireproof safe or scan onto a disc and have a friend or relative store it for you.
Skills and Drills
Learn how to use Water Bath Canner.
Save $21 as your budget allows. Save something. Here is a link to the 52 Week Money Challenge.
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