September is National Preparedness Month. While this is usually thought of readiness for a natural disaster, the same is true about preparing for a cyber-related event, such as identity theft of ransomware attack.
People are encouraged to be prepared in case of a cyber-related event by regularly backing up files, keeping digital copies of important documents somewhere other than your computer (e.g., in the cloud), and regularly running antivirus scans.
Learn more about individual and family emergency preparedness at Ready.gov. For additional resources on preparing for and responding to unexpected cyber-related events, see Ready.gov/Cybersecurity and the following NCICC (National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center) Tips:
Stay safe and prepared!