• Office of the Comptroller

Time to “SLAMB” your updates!

With the threats of ransomware, phishing attacks, and organized cybercrime prevalent, simple steps can greatly increase protections to your home and business accounts. Add a recurring calendar reminder to “SLAMB” your updates!

  • S - Social Media: Update your social media apps and accounts at least monthly, or whenever an update notice pops up. Social media is a key target cybercriminals use to scrape your passwords and personal data.

  • L - Laptops and PCs: Update your operating systems and enable automatic updates.

  • A - Apple and Android: Update all mobile devices. Security patches are coming out weekly.

  • M - Malware/Virus software and Multi-Factor Authentication: Run scans and make sure these programs are updated at least weekly, and set up multi-factor authentication for all accounts.

  • B - Browsers and Banking: Update your internet browsers and make sure banking passwords and multi-factor authentication are updated.

In addition to your normal incident response protocols, please contact CTREmergencyNotification@mass.gov with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber attacks or if you need assistance with internal controls.

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