The National Cyber Security Alliance, the Better Business Bureau and Stinnett & Associates encourages everyone to take a few minutes and safeguard your personal information with these Take-Action Tips.

Lock Down Your Login
Both at home and at work, security is critical to protecting highly personal accounts. One of the first things everyone needs to do is ensure that passphrases are lengthy, unique and safely stored. It is essential to fortify accounts by adopting strong authentication, which adds another layer of protection.

Update Your System and Software
Don’t procrastinate any longer! Having the latest updates, security software, web browser and operating system is one of the easiest ways to keep devices secure and protect data. This simple “digital to do” will help keep cybercriminals at bay.

Back It Up!
Protect your workplace data by making electronic copies or backups of your most important files. Whether its photos, health records or employee contacts, back up your files this spring and set a schedule to do so regularly throughout the year.