Cyber Security Do’s & Don’ts

A Cyber Security Strategy to Protect You Against Computer Security Threats

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Developing a sound investment strategy includes taking actions to safeguard your funds. While online banking, credit cards, and digital transactions save us time, they also make it easier for hackers to gain access to your personal information if you’re not careful.

To help you protect the integrity of your accounts and other digital assets, we have prepared some cybersecurity strategy tips that will keep you and your loved ones safe against computer security threats both now and in the future.

DO DON’T
CREATE STRONG PASSWORDS that are 8-12 characters with a combination of cases, symbols, and numbers DO NOT TRANSMIT OR SAVE PERSONAL INFORMATION in emails: SSN, DOB, account numbers, etc
CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS often to guard against computer security threats from hackers DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION over the phone
USE THE LINK in our email signature block to upload files to us OR SIGN UP FOR A PORTAL and use it to send us any document DO NOT EMAIL SIGNED DOCUMENTS (an email hacker could steal your signature)
FREQUENTLY REVIEW your financial statements for unusual activity DO NOT SHARE YOUR PASSWORDS with other people
IF YOU SUSPECT FRAUD, CALL US so we can help determine the appropriate cyber security strategy to be taken DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD TWICE (especially with banking/email, etc.)
BRING YOUR PERSONAL PAPERS TO US to shred DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS FROM UNKNOWN SENDERS
Hover over links to confirm true URL as they could be a phishing attempt
DO NOT USE FLASH DRIVES THAT ARE LEFT IN PUBLIC/OPEN AREAS as they could contain viruses

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The financial advisors at ML&R Wealth Management are here to help you reach your full financial potential and advise you on the best course of action when the unexpected happens. If you want to learn more about cybersecurity strategy or need advice on dealing with computer security threats that are already compromising the integrity of your personal information, don’t hesitate to contact us today.