Wednesday, 04 October 2023 03:54

PSHS-BRC joins in the DOST Cybersecurity Awareness

The Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus joins in the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) endeavors to enhance public awareness regarding cybersecurity. To help safeguard yourself from potential cybersecurity threats, it's essential to understand various types of attacks and implement protective measures. Here's a concise guide to help you stay secure online:

1. Phishing Attacks: Be cautious of unsolicited emails or messages requesting personal information. Never click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown sources.

2. Malware Infections: Keep your devices and software up to date with the latest security patches. Install reliable antivirus software to detect and remove malware.

3. Password Security: Create strong, unique passwords for each online account and change them regularly. Consider using a reputable password manager to store and manage your passwords securely.

4. Social Engineering: Be wary of sharing sensitive information with strangers, both online and offline. Verify the identity of individuals or organizations before disclosing any personal details.

5. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enable 2FA wherever possible to add an extra layer of security to your accounts. This usually involves receiving a one-time code on your mobile device for account access.

6. Secure Wi-Fi: Protect your home Wi-Fi network with a strong password, and regularly update your router's firmware. Avoid using public Wi-Fi for sensitive transactions.

7. Regular Backups: Backup important data regularly to an external device or cloud storage. In case of ransomware or data loss, you can restore your information.

8. Software Updates: Keep your operating system, apps, and browsers updated to patch security vulnerabilities that cybercriminals may exploit.

9. Privacy Settings: Review and adjust privacy settings on social media and other online platforms to limit the amount of personal information you share publicly.

10. Education and Awareness: Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices. The more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

Remember, cyber threats are constantly evolving. By staying vigilant and following these guidelines, you can help ensure your online safety. Stay secure on the internet!