Help for Common Emergencies in Central Virginia
Cybersecurity involves preventing, detecting and responding to cyberattacks that can have wide-ranging effects on the individual, organizations, the community and at the national level. Cyberattacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer system. Cyberattacks can lead to loss of money, theft of personal information, and damage to your reputation and safety. Cyberattacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer system.
Protect yourself against a cyberattack
- Keep software and operating systems up-to-date.
- Use strong passwords and two-factor authentication (two methods of verification).
- Watch for suspicious activity. When in doubt, do not click. Do not provide personal information.
- Use encrypted (secure) internet communications.
- Create backup files.
- Protect your home and/or business Wi-Fi network.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides resources to help individuals stay safe online. Visit their online resource guide and read these tip cards for more information.
DHS Tip Cards: