Cyber Security Tips

Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but giving out safety tips each week day. Jerad Albracht of DATCP shared some of this week’s tips with us. He recommends the site, which has a listing of free security check services for your computer. He also suggests deleting suspicious unsolicited emails you receive, especially if they have attachments. Albracht says you should also run antivirus scans on USB flash drivers before you open any files on them. Other tips this week had to do with backing up your files, deleting apps on your devices if you are no longer using them, and only downloading apps from authorized app stores. Other tips are available at the DATCP website.