Stay Safe at Work with Cyber Security Tips
Every worker in a company has a responsibility to protect the system from cyber criminals even if it is not your main job to do it. If there is found a breach in security and you were found having contributed to it, then you will be held responsible for it.
In order to keep your system secure, then you should follow the tips given below.
It is important that your passwords are secure all the time. Make sure that you don’t expose your passwords in public like writing them down in sticky notes and pasting on your computer monitor. If you do this practice then it would easily compromise your personal data very quickly. People can easily catch your password being displayed somewhere and can compromise your account really quick. Use a password manager for more security.
Whatever industry you are in, you may have to do some work when you are away from your office. By using Wi-Fi connectivity, you stay connected with your office and with your work. However, public Wi-Fi is not a safe choice to do your work with. Using your company VPN before making important financial transaction is safer if you are going to use public Wi-Fi.
Small things can easily be dropped. Would you take a USB you find lying on the ground that somebody has dropped. The temptation is to get the USB, put in in your computer and check out its contents. The reality is that we get the USB drive and find out what it contains. It is not the right thing to do. You don’t know if there’s good or bad things in it. if it happens to be a virus or a malware, your sensitive data can be stolen or your computer damaged. Avoid getting devices you see on the ground.
A phishing trap is what criminals do to access corporate networks. NO company is really immune to these traps even large companies. This can happen to anyone. Phishing traps allow criminals to access your personal data and steal them. Criminals are very quick to find opportunities to steal information. These criminals can steal your data and sell it on the dark web.
So how can you avoid phishing fraud? By being vigilant and making sure to investigate before clicking and links that look similar to websites your frequently visit.
It is important to have back up to your data. There are malware out there that has caused businesses much financial loss. There is such a thing today as criminals asking ransom for your captured data and the only way to get them back is to pay them the ransom. Because large companies pay large amount to retrieve their data, cyber criminals love doing this to them.
The way out is to have a backup to your data while will keep you safe when you refuse to pay the ransom and the hacker deletes your data.