Practical Ways to Stay Safe Online – From Our Experts to Your Home
#SecureTheFamily Infographic | Today’s Connected Home – The Facts and the Risks
We are more digitally connected at home than ever before. Many of us not only have smartphones and smart devices but smart homes as well. Gadgets such as ‘personal assistant’ devices and smart speakers and cameras are increasingly popular. Our kids may have newer phones than we do and may be more likely to know the ins and outs of their devices better as well! All this connectivity has its benefits, but we MUST also be aware of the risks.
Top Threats to the Home
Anyone’s home can be targeted by a cyber attacker. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik identifies the most common threats to home digital security and shows us how to secure a home Wi-Fi network and smart home devices.
Many parents face difficulty in striking an appropriate balance between security and accessibility regarding their children and teens’ digital devices. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses the security risks associated with kids’ devices, as well as common-sense steps parents can take to secure devices by type and operating system.
Backing Up Your Digital Information
Backing up our digital information consistently is crucial in order to protect ourselves and our families in cases of device crashes, attacks, and other emergencies. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses the ins and outs of backing up data, including the use of cloud storage providers, scheduling regular automatic backups, understanding where data is going, and talking to family members about backups, password managers, and other important data security measures.
Balancing Your Children’s Privacy Online
Our children and teens are spending more time than ever online. In this module, digital forensics expert Heather Mahalik discusses screen time limits and outlines the risks associated with kids’ online activities, including cyberbullying, social media use, video gaming, and the concept of the digital footprint