October is synonymous with fall, Halloween, and more recently Breast Cancer Awareness, but what many don’t know is that October is fast becoming Cybersecurity Month.

With the internet becoming more prevalent worldwide in the last decade, it’s important for everyone to be secure when accessing the internet. There are many different ways your computer may be targeted. From using a credit card to purchase things from your favorite store online, to accessing the internet at the airport, there is potential for your computer to be targeted.

Most computers hold copies of important and private documents. Personal documents such as bank statements, birth certificates, and even something as innocent as your daily calendar can be useful to a person with malicious intent.

But don’t fret! There are some very simple, inexpensive ways to protect yourself against a cyber-break-in.

For more information on this topic on protecting yourself visit www.dhs.gov/cybersecurity or www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/computer_protect.