At a time when we are all more connected than ever, cyber security is essential. As the Canadian Bankers Association states, we can all take simple measures to protect ourselves from cyber threats.1 This, the first of a three-article series on the topic, focuses on what to do to protect your devices.
Install the most recent operating system and keep it up to date. Make sure that your security software (anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall) is always running and up to date as well. Log out of websites instead of just closing your browser.
A proactive approach is the best way to limit risks, especially in the case of loss or theft:2
Taking these measures will help you reduce the risks for your computer as well as your phone and tablet.
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