Trend Micro Offers Five New Year's Cyber Resolutions for a Safer and Healthier Digital Life

Trend Micro Offers Five New Year's Cyber Resolutions for a Safer and Healthier 
Digital Life 
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 
information safe. 
"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: 
http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/security-intelligence/reports/r
pt-trend-micro-security-predictions-for-2014-and-beyond.pdf. 
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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