State officials pushing cyber security this month
Cyber security is the focus of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's preparedness campaign for the month of October.
Cyber security includes backing up important data, having strong passwords, not opening suspicious e-mails and teaching kids what to watch out for online.
It also means being safe when shopping over the Internet, said IEMA spokesperson Patti Thompson.
Thompson also said businesses should also have a cyber security plan that protects the company and customers.
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Illinois Media Services contributed to this report.