1. Password-protect your smart devices, both at the lockscreen level and after logging in. This is particularly necessary for your smartphones and tablets

2. If you have a home network, be sure to protect your Wifi with passwords that are not easily decoded. Remember the bad guys are looking for easy access

3. If you’re into IoT and have remote-controlled appliances, anti-virus software may be helpful in keeping away the bad guys. Anti-virus also helps with your laptops or PCs

4. Whether you keep your data on your local disk or remote site (cloud), you’re not safe from attacks. Practicing simple online hygiene as recommended can go a long way in keeping us safe online. 

Whatever you do, STOP, THINK, and CONNECT. Stay safe online.