Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a great time to learn how to protect your personal data from cyber criminals. You can take simple steps to increase your cybersecurity online and #BeCyberSmart with some tips that we'll share in this article.

Beginner Tutorials

The Research & Learn page and subsequent Online Learning & Test Preparation section suggests many resources that can get you started on your journey to staying safe and secure online. Here are a few of our favorites.

Next Steps

Gale Courses offers a six-week course on an Introduction to PC Security at no charge with your Canton Public Library card. This is a great way to dive deep into the topic.

In 2022, the National Cybersecurity Alliance recommends the following steps to protect yourself online:

  1. Enable multi-factor authentication
  2. Use unique passwords and/or a password manager
  3. Keep all your software up-to-date
  4. Be aware of phishing attempts and know what to look for in a suspicious email