Cyber Security Awareness Month
Week 3: Computer Week
You and your computer: a friendship that clicks
Sure, smartphones are great. But can they really compete with the almost 30 years of memories we have with our computers? Chances are, a computer has been with you for a lot Of your firsts: your first email, your first social media account, and maybe even your first job!
Show your computer how much all those memories matter by giving it the care it deserves.
Our phones may be with us all day, but our desktops and laptops are the devices closest to our hearts.
They’re there for the fun things.
57% of Canadians have played a video game on a computer in the past 4 weeks Note iii
73% of online purchases in Canada are made on a computer Note i
69% of Canadian internet users use online video streaming services
And the slightly-less-fun things.
But as great as computers are, they don’t come risk-free.
That’s why we need to protect them.
Take simple steps to show your computer you care:
- Set operating system updates to automatic
- Install antivirus software
- Set your antivirus software to run scans on a schedule
- Avoid sharing personal information online
- Don’t access sensitive data while connected to public Wi-Fi
- Only download files from sources you trust
GET MORE TIPS ON HOW TO APPRECIATE YOUR DEVICES AT GETCYBERSAFE.CA
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Canada’s Internet Factbook 2020, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, 2020
Essential Facts About the Canadian Video Game Industry, Entertainment Software Association of Canada, 2018
Get Cyber Safe Awareness Tracking Survey, EKOS Research Associates Inc., 2020