ILLINOIS (WEHT) – The Illinois State Police remind you that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. There are many ways to stay safe online.

ISP officers say they have some tips to help the public remain safe online.

ISP Tips

  • Use multi-factor authentication to verify your identity while online
  • Use Anti-Virus protection software to keep viruses off your computer
  • Use strong passwords that are not easy to guess
  • Watch out for phishing scams, if it is too good to be true, it usually is a scam
  • Check your accounts and credit reports constantly and report any suspicious activity you see
  • Keep your software up to date to make sure you are protected against viruses
  • Don’t use public Wi-Fi without a secure VPN or you may be sharing personal information without realizing it

More information can be found here.