Technology is an extremely powerful tool and has a positive impact on businesses every day, but it can also come with risks. We believe part of being a responsible employee is being aware of the ways you can protect your business' data and information. Let’s take a look at the top 3 everyday cybersecurity best practices that you can practically implement each day.
Keep Up With Updates
This is a simple practice that most technology users fail to do because they don’t want to take the time to wait for their phone or computer to shut down, reload and update. A 2017 survey by Pew Research found that 14% of people never update their phones, and 42% only do when it’s convenient, despite these updates sometimes containing urgent security fixes. Simply waiting for a phone or computer to reboot sounds like a much better option than dealing with a malware attack, so make sure your devices are consistently updated.
Change Your Passwords
This is a practice that we continue to harp on because it is so important. To ensure that your personal and business accounts are protected, you need to be changing your password at least once every few months and using two-factor authentication when possible. Hackers guess people’s passwords every day, so it is important to choose a strong password. Here are some tips on how to choose a secure password.
Above All, Be Aware
Clicking without thinking is reckless. You should always be aware of what you’re clicking on, and if you are even slightly suspicious you should proceed with caution. A good way to double-check links that you are sent is to hover over them to see the actual website that you will be directed to. Just one click can end up costing your business information and money. Click here to learn more about how to spot a phishing email and how to proceed with caution before clicking.
While these practices are helpful steps in the right direction, they do not fully ensure your security. If you would like to take your security to the next level, we would love to help! You can contact us here or give us a call at 678-578-4932.