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THIS IS NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH AND THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION.
 
I-T SECURITY IS A MATTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND EVERYONE MUST DO THEIR PART SAYS I-EMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON.
 
 
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE INCLUDE USING STRONG PASSWORDS WITH AT LEAST 10 CHARACTERS INCLUDING UPPER AND LOWER CASE LETTERS, NUMERALS AND SYMBOLS, AS WELL AS NOT OPENING EMAIL ATTACHMENTS FROM SENDERS YOU DON’T KNOW.
 
THOMPSON SAYS YOU SHOULD START BY MAKING SURE ALL DEVICES ARE PASSWORD PROTECTED.
 
 
OTHER STEPS YOU CAN TAKE INCLUDE KEEPING SOFTWARE, ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS UPDATED AND USING PRIVACY AND SECURITY FEATURES ON YOUR PHONE, EMAIL AND COMPUTER.

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