Anyone Can Be A Victim of a Cyber Attack

Make sure you are taking the necessary steps to keep yourself protected.

In an increasingly “digital” world, cyber attacks have grown dramatically, which causes many to wonder, “How do I protect myself and family from a cyber event?”

Most people have at least one device in their home that is connected to the internet. Whether that be a smart phone, smart TV, tablet, laptop, or security camera, we are surrounded by the internet all the time. Something that a lot of people fail to realize is that, these devices are the ones that could expose you to a cyber attack.

However, there are several ways to better protect yourself and your family from a cyber attack. These can include:

Protecting your passwords

  • Make sure your passwords are strong, secure, and unique
  • Try to use multi-authentication whenever possible

Thinking twice before clicking on links or opening attachments

  • Confirm that the email is from a trusted sender before doing anything

Keeping your devices, browsers, and apps up to date

  • Be sure to get all necessary security and software updates

Backing up critical files

  • Store backups in a physically separate location from the originals and periodically test them

Verifying request for private information

  • Whenever you are requested to provide private information, verify the identity of the requester
  • Regularly check your credit reports and and financial statement

While these are precautions that you can take to protect your data, you can never be 100% sure that you are safe. Luckily, Personal Cyber Coverage may be available to protect you and your loved ones from falling prey to cyber attacks. Some insurance companies even offer endorsements to add on to your existing homeowner’s policy.

Not sure where to start? Experts at OneGroup are here to help. We can identify suitable options for your needs. Contact your OneGroup representative or call 800-268-1830.

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