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February 6th is Safer Internet Day!

Feb 6, 2024 | Cybersecurity

In the vast digital landscape that’s as integral to our mornings as that first cup of coffee, the internet calls for more than just casual browsing—it demands smart, fiery precautions. Safer Internet Day on February 6 ignites our awareness to beef up our online safety protocols. Kirk Lesser, akin to a fire marshal in the world of cyberspace, enlightens us with the spark of Multifactor Authentication (MFA) and the flame-proof vaults of password managers. These tools aren’t just protective gear; they’re your first-class ticket to a hassle-free digital life, creating and securing passwords with the ease of a flick.

2023 has already shown us the sparks from cyber threats, with password theft fueling the fire. Kirk’s advice? Let MFA be your fire blanket, smothering attempts at unauthorized access, and rely on password managers as your arsenal against the embers of cyber-attacks.

But guarding your digital domain goes beyond just passwords. Kirk advocates for a strategy as tight as a fire door—keep personal info under lock and key. In a world that’s constantly phishing for your data, a little discretion goes a long way. Equipped with MFA, a robust password manager, and a keen sense of privacy, you’re not just surfing the net; you’re navigating through digital flames on your cyber stunt bike with precision that would make Evel Knievel jealous!

As we traverse this online universe, let’s keep our eyes peeled and our cyber extinguishers ready. Scrutinize links like a bomb squad expert, maintain your digital gear with the diligence of a fire truck check-up, and treat unexpected messages with the caution of a smoke alarm. Following Kirk Lesser’s sage advice means we’re not just avoiding the burn; we’re dancing through the digital drum circle, cool and unscathed, with a few clever moves to boot.

The video below will explain what you should (not) do in the event of cyber attack, in case something goes awry and you find yourself in trouble but want to avoid a full cyber inferno!

 

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