April is upon us and most of us go through a routine of house cleaning, garage organizing, garden prep and other spring activities. This year, add a digital spring cleaning to your routine to keep your local and online data and presence secure and uncluttered, using these tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
The BBB is urging people to do a digital spring cleaning, according to an NCSA press release, “Just as we urge people to safely shred old paper records, BBB is also urging consumers and businesses to make sure that electronic files are properly disposed of when no longer needed,” said Bill Fanelli, chief information officer with the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “Old hard drives, data sticks, cell phones, tablets…anything that contains sensitive data should securely destroyed. Digital spring cleaning also means deleting old files, updating passwords and taking other steps to make sure your private information stays private.”
NCSA will be hosting a Twitter Chat on this topic:
- #ChatSTC Twitter Chat – Refresh Your Online Life With a Digital Spring Cleaning; Thursday, April 20, 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT
Read the full press release for more info and tips.