The Federal Bureau of Investigation has outlined several cybersecurity guidelines in a recent blog post as part of the tenth anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, FedScoop reported Oct. 1.
Colby Hochmuth wrote that the FBI considers cybersecurity as “a job for everyone” because it has the potential to infect entire computer networks.
“If you open a virus-laden email attachment at work, for example, you could infect your entire company's computer network,“ the FBI said.
They added that everyone should be using strong and private passwords, install updates on the programs and systems in your computer, limit personal information that is posted online, use privacy settings and practice vigilance in receiving and reading information online.
The FBI has also urged the public to talk to family and friends about avoiding cyber attacks online.
The article noted that more events and programs are scheduled for the rest of the month to celebrate the Department of Homeland of Security’s National Cybersecurity Month.