october 2023

October, the Cybersecurity Month

October is the month of cybersecurity, and this is another opportunity to remind ourselves of best practices in the digital environment. Protecting personal information and data shared in a professional context is a responsibility for everyone to prevent potential cyberattacks.

Here, we recall some of the best practices to always keep in mind:

1. Keep your software up to date

Maintain your operating system, browsers, applications, and antivirus programs always updated with the latest security patches.

2. Use strong and unique passwords

Create complex passwords that combine uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid obvious passwords like birthdates, family names, or common words. Also, refrain from using the same password across different websites or applications.

3. Password management

Use a reliable password manager to store and generate complex and unique passwords.

4. Adopt two-factor authentication (2FA)

Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts.

5. Beware of phishing

Stay vigilant about suspicious emails, messages, and links. Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources. Verify the URL of websites before entering confidential information to ensure they are legitimate.

6. Use a secure network

Avoid connecting to insecure public Wi-Fi networks for sensitive tasks. If necessary, use a VPN to encrypt your connection.

7. Back up regularly

Create backups of your important data on an external device or in the cloud. This can help recover information in case of data loss.

8. Privacy control

Review the privacy settings on your online accounts and social networks to ensure that only the right people have access to your personal information.

9. Avoid suspicious downloads

Download software, applications, and files only from trusted sources. Avoid pirate file-sharing sites.

10. Stay informed

Stay updated on the latest cyber threats and security techniques. Continuous education is crucial to protect your data.

11. Use a trusted antivirus

Install reliable antivirus software and keep it updated to safeguard your devices from malware and viruses.

12. Be cautious on social media

Avoid sharing excessive or sensitive personal information on social networks, as cybercriminals can use it for social engineering attacks.

13. Monitor your accounts

Regularly check your bank, email, and social media accounts for suspicious activity. Report any unauthorized activity immediately.

14. Be an advocate of best practices

Share your knowledge of best cybersecurity practices with your children, family members, and friends. Alert them to the risks and potential consequences to make them more aware of the digital world.


It's important to remember that cybersecurity is an ongoing effort, and it's essential to always remain vigilant and up-to-date regarding best security practices. If you are already an active proponent of cybersecurity best practices.









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