STOP. THINK. CONNECT. official partner
08.01.2016 FineDays Ltd. has announced that it has signed on as a partner of STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global cybersecurity awareness campaign, to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.
The campaign’s three easy, actionable steps: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. are easy to understand and apply. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. also advises all Internet users to take security measures, understand the consequences of their behavior and actions and enjoy the benefits of the Internet. Here are some additional tips and advice:
- Keep a Clean Machine: Make sure all your devices have the latest operating system, software, web browsers, apps, and anti-virus protection. This is one of the best defenses against malware and other online threats.
- Get Two Steps Ahead: Add layers of security to your email, social networks and other online accounts by enabling 2-step authentication. Learn how at: https://stopthinkconnect.org/2stepsahead.
- Own Your Online Presence: Customize privacy and security settings on social media and other websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information.
- Protect Your Personal Information: Use caution when using WiFi hotspots or an open Internet connection. You should never shop, bank or enter personal/financial information over unsecured WiFi. A good rule of thumb: If you have to enter a username/password on a website, wait until you are sure you have a secure connection.
- When In Doubt, Throw It Out: Links in emails, tweets, online ads, text messages and other forms of communication are ways that cybercriminals can compromise your device and gain access to personal information. If it looks suspicious or sounds too good to be true- even if you know the source- it’s best to delete or mark as junk mail.
- Transparency Builds Trust: Business should be open and honest about how they collect, use and share consumers’ personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used. Privacy practices that are perceived as bad or “creepy” can harm your company’s reputation.