AUTHORITIES URGE EVERYONE TO TAKE STEPS TO SECURE IMPORTANT DATA DURING NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

(ILLINOIS) 10/05 — THIS IS NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH AND THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION. I-EMA WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT I-T THREATS, AND HOW WE ALL MUST TAKE THOSE THREATS SERIOUSLY. SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON SAYS YOU SHOULD START BY MAKING SURE ALL DEVICES ARE PASSWORD PROTECTED. OTHER STEPS YOU CAN TAKE INCLUDE KEEPING SOFTWARE, ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS UPDATED AND USING PRIVACY AND SECURITY FEATURES ON YOUR PHONE, EMAIL AND COMPUTER.

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