Stay Safe at Work with Cyber Security Tips
Even though it is not your main job to protect your cyber space, it is still very important that you play your role in protecting the system. If there is found a breach in security and you were found having contributed to it, then you will be held responsible for it.
Below are some tips that you should follow so that your system will stay safe at work.
Everyone has plenty of tasks to do at work, but despite this busyness you should not forget to keep your passwords secure. One of the things that you should avoid is writing down your passwords on paper especially sick notes that you leave on your computer monitor. Your data can easily be stolen if you leave your password hanging in public. Instead, you can use a password manager.
Whatever industry you are in, you may have to do some work when you are away from your office. People away from their office use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet and to their work. When you are working with sensitive data like financial data , it is not safe to use a public Wi-Fi. Using your company VPN before making important financial transaction is safer if you are going to use public Wi-Fi.
Dropping small things is something that happens all the time. If you chance upon a USB lying on the ground that somebody has dropped, would you take it? The temptation is to get the USB, put in in your computer and check out its contents. IN studies conducted, the majority of people who sees USB drives on the ground, get them and check its contents. And this is a big mistake. You don’t know what is in it. It could be a virus or a malware that may damage your office computer or steal your sensitive data. So, avoid using these devices.
A phishing trap is what criminals do to access corporate networks. NO company is really immune to these traps even large companies. Anyone can be victimized. 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.
How can we avoid phishing fraud? Phishing is done through links to fake websites so make sure to be on the lookout for these fake links.
Make sure your data has backup. Some businesses have lost financially because of some kind of malware that cyber criminals use. 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. Criminals target large companies because they pay large amount to save their data.
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.