Trend Micro Offers Five New Year's Cyber Resolutions for a Safer and Healthier
OTTAWA, Dec. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - With Trend Micro cyber threat analysts
predicting that individuals, businesses and governments will face a
proliferation of sophisticated digital threats in 2014, New Years is the
perfect time to choose a few simple resolutions to keep you and your personal
"Unlike hitting the gym everyday, committing to lead a safer and healthier
online life is among the simpler New Year's resolutions to keep. A few minutes
of your time and the willingness to invest it in changing the way you protect
valuable personal information is a good start to the New Year, " says Trend
Micro Canada's Marketing Director George McTaggart.
1. Be threat conscious
2014 promises to be a banner year for hackers and cybercriminals. With more
people taking their data online and engaging in social networks, you've got to
stay on your toes to avoid the latest cyber threats. Start by learning the
symptoms of a malware-infected computer and follow our tips for strong
passwords to keep your data safe and secure.
2. Take better care of all mobile devices
Even if your device does have security software on board, your activity on
social networks may put you at risk. Be smart about your mobile check-ins, and
consider this advice for securing your social sharing.
3. Clean up digital clutter
With the web becoming the go-to place for shopping, sharing, and services, you
may be leaving more than just a footprint in your browser history on various
sites. Don't be a digital hoarder, and be aware of your privacy settings and
what you are sharing on your social networks to keep from creating a digital
trail for criminals to follow.
4. Be more pro-security
Get proactive in protecting your devices and your data: learn how toprotect
your computer(whether its a MAC or PC), and consider security software
foryou and your family.
5. Manage your passwords
Don't reuse, reduce and recycle—those three R's are great for the
environment but not for your digital safety. Once you have used a password,
don't use it again. If cybercriminals get your password, they will have
access to everything it unlocks.
A PDF of "Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and
Beyond" can be downloaded at:
Trend Micro Incorporated a global leader in security software, rated number
one in server security (IDC, 2013), strives to make the world safe for
exchanging digital information. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of
information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and
manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by
cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection
Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts
around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
SOURCE Trend Micro Canada
Claire M Tallarico 416 616 9940 orclaire_tallarico at trendmicro dot com
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