Simple Cyber Security Tips

Simple Cyber Security Tips

| January 11, 2022

If you’re reading this, you’re online. Nearly everyone is now, from kids with phones to grandmas looking at those kids on social media.

Unfortunately, if you’re online, you’re also vulnerable to cyber attacks. Everything from email scams to ransomware attacks are possible if you aren’t careful.

Luckily, being careful is easier than ever. Planning ahead and making a few simple changes can have a huge impact on how likely you are to experience an attack.

To make sure you’re secure online, try the following:

  • Beef Up Those Passwords — Yes, it’s annoying to change them. But change them regularly, make them longer, and use different types of symbols and punctuation.
  • Build That Firewall — Use antivirus software on your devices. There are free options and paid options. Feeling techy? Use a VPN to be even safer.
  • Check Yourself — Not sure if you’re secure? Check your info at https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if you have been part of a data breach.

Having your information out there can be scary. Luckily, a few basic changes can make a huge difference in you surfing the web confidently.

However, the best tip we can give to protect your family and devices from cyber and identity threats is to add the appropriate coverage to your Homeowners policy. Home cyber insurance and identity theft insurance is offered by many carriers and can offer peace of mind and protection if you are the victim of a computer attack, home systems attack, cyber extortion, online fraud, data breach and identity theft.

Contact us at Brown Insurance Group to add the protection of home cyber insurance and identity theft insurance to your policy today.