Among other things, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. (Quick, go send a card!) David Perry, threat strategist for F-Secure, drops by via Skype this week with tips for how to properly observe the occasion — by promoting awareness and helping those who need a little extra geek in their lives to secure their systems.
Don’t forget that mobile security is a huge issue too. Plenty of mobile security apps are available (including F-Secure’s own Freedome app for Android and iOS, which features a built-in VPN), but be on guard for the usual phishing messages and other typical tactics that plague any platform. For those who celebrate it, here’s the full schedule of events for NCSAM, along with some year-round tips for staying safe online. Okay, who’s going as point-of-sale malware for Halloween this year?