7 Internet Safety Tips

It is said that an average person spends about 6 hours and 58 minutes per day connected to the internet. We spend time online to work, learn, and communicate with friends and family. Typically, the more time you spend online goes hand-in-hand with the number of accounts and devices. Have you thought about how this exposes you to a greater risk of cyberattacks due to your frequent online presence?

Here are the best practices to keep you away from cyber criminals:

  1. Don't give out personal information: Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don't give out your phone number, social security information, or banking info to someone you don't know.
  2. Create complex passwords: Create complex passwords with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Consider using a password manager to create and keep track of your passwords.
  3. Check website reliability: Before purchasing anything on a website ensure that it is safe. You can do this by checking if it has a small lock icon or "https" before the URL. The "s" in "https" stands for "secure" and the lock means it is confirmed as a safe site by your browser.
  4. Avoid suspicious online links: Be careful of websites or emails containing suspicious links. Some websites may use quizzes, freebies, or salacious stories to get you to click on them and then steal your personal information.
  5. Keep your computer updated: Computer developers release updates to keep products safe. Keep your device software up to date so it is not vulnerable to malware.
  6. Monitor app permissions: Learn the privacy settings for any device, app, or service you use. Some apps will ask for permission to access photos and other personal information. Stay informed so you are not sharing anything you don't want to.
  7. Be cautious with public WiFi: Be careful when you use public WiFi. When accessing public networks, anyone can use unsecured networks to distribute malware and access private information.


Following these recommendations will help you mitigate your risk against the rising cyberattacks on both business and personal accounts. Phishing, malware, and ransomware are just some of the common cyberattacks to look out for. Paul Jackson, CEO and Cybersecurity Specialist of Jackson Technologies, can offer your team a variety of cybersecurity programs that will protect your business from any type of cyber attack. We’ll look into your dark web breaches, open ports in your network, jeopardized passwords, employee security, and a whole lot more.

Learn about the underlying gaps that cybercriminals are waiting to exploit. Let’s start with a cyber strategy session where we’ll discuss your current security posture and our plan to move you into a secure future.

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