Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022: Anti-Scam Action Steps

Throughout October, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. is partnering with organizations across the country to highlight important anti-scam measures. Learn more about the basic cybersecurity steps you can take to protect yourself online by connecting to the resources linked below or visiting the National Cybersecurity Alliance at

Anti-Scam Cybersecurity Action Steps

  • Think Before You Click: Recognize and Report Phishing: If a link looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware.
  • Update Your Software: Don't delay -- If you see a software update notification, act promptly. Better yet, turn on automatic updates.
  • Use Strong Passwords: Use passwords that are long, unique, and randomly generated. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. A passwords manager will encrypt passwords securing them for you!
  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication: You need more than a password to protect your online accounts, and enabling MFA--more than one kind of security--makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.