What is Cybersecurity?

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, it is vital to safeguard all aspects of your electronic presence. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems and information from digital threats. Whether you're checking your email, online shopping, posting to social media, even online gaming with your friends, you could become the victim of a cyberattack. McLean County is proud to be an official Champion of #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth.

Proclamation from the McLean County Board in support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

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Sometimes called two-factor authentication or two-step verification, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) allows you to protect yourself in multiple ways. Typically, you will enter your username, password, and then verify your identity in some other way such as responding to a text message or approving each login attempt through an authenticator app.

Multi-Factor Authentication makes it extremely difficult for hackers to access your accounts, even if they know your password. It is recommended that you implement Multi-Factor Authentication for any account that permits it, especially accounts associated with work, school, email, banking, and social media.

Multi-Factor Authentication tip sheet

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Cybersecurity Champion Badge