We’ve written a few articles recently about cybersecurity because we feel this area is often neglected by otherwise security-conscious individuals. Even if you’re not a tech expert who spends most of the day working with computers, the internet has become an inseparable part of our daily lives, and a violation of your online security can be just as serious as a home burglary. In some ways, it might even be more serious, since the signs of a digital break-in may be much less obvious than a smashed window or kicked-in door. Someone halfway across the world could be rifling through your financial records or other personal data, and you might not know it’s happening.

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Fortunately, it’s not very difficult to improve your online security. There are many basic steps you can take to build layers of protection around your online presence, so even if one layer is breached, you’ll still be able to recover. Two-factor authentication and account activity alerts are great examples of these layers — they may be as easy to set up as clicking a check box in your account settings.

The following infographic from Delta Risk offers 31 days of simple online security tips that can increase your protection against cybercrimes. Although you could easily do all these things in one day, this format breaks the process down into chunks that should only take a few minutes. Don’t forget to reinforce all these points with every member of your family, since the cybersecurity chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Click here to download the full-size graphic.


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