After being away from the office for some time, it’s easy to forget some of the essential cybersecurity practices that will help you keep your data safe from the hands of hackers and cybercriminals. As a reminder, here are four timeless cybersecurity tips for you and your staff to employ:
- Learn to spot phishing attempts
Unless you know that the link you’ve been sent through an email is legitimate, it’s best to avoid clicking on it. If it turns out to be a scam, malicious software could get installed on your computer and the fraudsters may attempt to convince you to enter sensitive personal information into a form that looks like it belongs to a legitimate website.
- Update your software on a regular basis
By installing the latest cybersecurity updates for your computer or smart device, you will make it much harder for the bad guys to exploit a vulnerability and compromise your system.
- Keep your passwords strong
Ideally, the passwords you use should be long and include a mix of numbers, special symbols and uppercase characters. If you can add two-factor authentication on top of that, it’s going to be even harder for the bad guys to break in.
- Lock the computers while they aren’t in use
If your staffers can access your organisation’s computers and smart devices, they must be locked and protected with strong passwords to ensure no unauthorised access takes place while they aren’t around to oversee them.