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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What you need to know to stay safe online

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What you need to know to stay safe online

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What you need to know to stay safe online

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

In an effort to combat constant cyberattacks, the Kansas City-based company Fishtech Group works with large and small businesses to minimize risks.

NEARLY EVERY WEEK WETELL YOU ABOUT A NEWHACK THAT COULD IMPACTYOUR PERSONALINFORMATION.CHANGING YOURPASSWORD -- IS ONE OFTHE BEST WAYS TOPROTECT THATINFORMATION.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER RAE DANIEL ISLIVE TO EXPLAIN WHYTHAT'S NOT THE ONLYTHING YOU SHOULD BEDOING.I SPOKE WITH THEFISHTECH GROUP HERE INKANSAS CITY AND THEYDEAL A LOT WITH THTOPIC.IT CAN BE A PAIN TOCHANGE YOURPASSWORD...EVERY 30,60OR 90 DAYS, DEPENDINGON WHERE YOU WORK,THEY MAY PROMPT YOUPUT IN A NEW PASSWORD.BUT IT'S A WAY TO KEEPYOUR INFORMATION SAFAND PREVENT A HACK.SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVEA COMPLEX ONE, NOTHINGLIKE YOUR LAST NAME, ORSOMETHING SIMPENOUGH TO WHEREOTHERS WOULD KNOW IT.AND USE A MIXTUREUPPER AND LOWER CASELETTERS WITH NUMBEAND SYMBOLS.IT'S ALSO SUGGESTED TOHAVE A TWO STEPVERIFICATION, WHICHWOULD INCLUDE YOURPASSWORD, AND THENAFTER YOU PUT YOURPASSWORD IN, YOU'LLEITHER GET A TEXT OREMAIL WITH A CODE TOTHEN PUT IN.ALSO, IF YOU HAVE A LOTOF APPS, OR SOCIAL MEDIAACCOUNTS ONLINE....MAKEEACH OF THOSEPASSWORDS DIFFERENT.Chuck Crawford // FishTech GroupCO-FOUNDERJust think of the fact if it'scompromised , that you know theayttackers know that, and sothey'reable to profile that user onlinejust bygoogling that name and knowingwhere to go.

And so now theabilityto automate that - if you have asingle password, just think ofthedamage that causes , includingonline banking nowTHE NATIONAL INSTITUTEFOR STANDARDS ANDTECHNOLOGY ALSOSUGGESTS USING A LONGPASSWORD OR PHRASE.HAVE A SMALL BOOK TOWRITE ALL YOURPASSWORDS IN, SO INCASE YOU FORGET, YOU'LLHAVE IT RIGHT THERE.IN KANSAS CITY, RAEDANIEL, 41 ACTION NEWSTODAY ON 38 THE SPOT.TAKING A LIVE LOOK




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