New year means new you, right? Chances are your pledges to eat healthier, hit the gym more, or save money may have fizzled out by the second week of January.
However, when it comes to your tech health, we suggest keeping up with these resolutions to help keep you safe and computer-stress free for 2020:
Say NO to Phishing
You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. And yet, people every day are falling for these phishing scams. Phishing scams trick you into clicking a link or opening an attachment that can infect your computer with malware or can take your a page that looks legit and is designed to steal your private info. So, in 2020, we challenge you to resolute to protect yourself from these scams! Remember to always think twice before clicking any links, and don’t click emails from an unknown source.
Update Your Passwords
Remember all of the data breaches of 2019? If you are still using the same passwords for all of your logins, you may be asking for trouble in 2020. Now is a great time to update those passwords and protect yourself by cyber attacks. We also know how hard it is to remember every single unique password for every site you visit. We recommend using a password manager. Password managers remember all your various passwords for you.
Backup. Backup. Backup.
Are you constantly having to remind yourself, “I’ve been meaning to backup my files…”? Setting that good intention doesn’t do much good in the realm of data security. Once your data is gone, it’s gone for good. We recommend backing up your files to the cloud or schedule a data backup consultation with your IT support. Nothing can bring a business to a screeching halt like data loss. Backup your data now and rest easy in the new year.
These New Year’s resolutions are easy to keep and will help make a positive difference for you in the new year! Contact our team with any questions you may have! We provide quality and professional IT support and maintenance, server management, custom computer builds, phone systems, and more in Panama City, Florida.